Relieve Your Orthopedic Pain with PRP Injections
Stem Cell Centers of the Palm Beaches specializes in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It’s a minimally invasive, short outpatient procedure that promotes long-lasting healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions without the risks and costs associated with surgery.
PRP therapy uses your body’s own blood cells to formulate a customized “cocktail” that stimulates your body’s own natural healing process. Here’s how:
Your body’s first response to any soft-tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells to the area of injury. (This happens when you get a cut on your skin, and the platelets form a scab.) These platelets are filled with healing and growth factors that jump-start the repair process and attract the essential aid of nearby stem cells.
With PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is obtained and then spun at high speeds (centrifugation), separating the platelets and growth factors from the other components. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then injected into and around the point of your injury. No stitches are necessary since only a hypodermic needle is used.
The whole procedure takes approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely at Stem Cell Centers of the Palm Beaches, PRP therapy starts to relieve pain almost immediately without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays. And there’s no prolonged recovery period. In fact, most patients return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
Up to three PRP injections may be administered within a six-month period, and they are usually given two to three weeks apart. However, PRP therapy patients have been known to experience considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks following the procedures, and improvement gradually increases as the healing process progresses.
PRP therapy is showing exciting potential in the treatment of many orthopedic conditions including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, and spine, as well as promising results in rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, and ligament sprains. It provides an alternative for those who are not candidates for invasive surgery – and, because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
To learn more about PRP therapy and how it may relieve your painful orthopedic condition, call Stem Cell Centers of the Palm Beaches at (561) 877-3920 to schedule a consultation, or request one online.