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PRP for Orthopedics

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Results May vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Below are merely personal stories and do not guarantee success.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a mixture of concentrated blood platelets and proteins. PRP is enriched with platelets. Platelets are most known for blood clotting but these also contain growth factors which help in healing and enhance the production of collagen for the repair of muscle and soft tissues. Platelets also possess anti-inflammation properties and stimulate stem cell growth to enhance blood flow, restore tissues and generate flexible and firmer cartilage. Platelet Rich Plasma contains 10 times more platelets than normal blood.

Is PRP for orthopedics safe?

PRP therapy is a natural and secure way to increase healing. PRP is prepared from patient’s own blood so there is no risk of disease transmission, adverse reaction or any complications. Rare side effects may include pain at the injection site which reduces gradually and inflammation after relieving the injection.

How PRP work for orthopedics?

PRP treatment for musculoskeletal conditions is rapidly becoming popular in recent years. PRP therapy is being used to facilitate soft tissue and bone healing. PRP can reduce inflammations, improve symptoms and restore the quality life of the patient. For some patients, PRP treatment works as an alternative to surgery. It is less painful and takes a shorter time for recovery in comparison to surgery. The patient’s own blood is withdrawn and centrifuged to form a concentrated solution which contains higher amount of growth factors. PRP injection is directly injected into the affected tendon, joint or ligament. Several studies indicate that PRP positively affects matrix synthesis and gene expression in the tendon which stimulates tenocytes to produce elastin and collagen.

Which orthopedic conditions can be treated with PRP therapy?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Chronic neck, back, and joint pain
  • Arthritis of spine, hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage degeneration and tears
  • Failed back surgery
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Runner’s knee
  • Ligament injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Workplace injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Fractures

What are the benefits of orthopedic PRP therapy?

Pain relief, alternative to surgery and long-term medications, encourage natural healing process, help the patient to restore their ordinary activities faster than other treatments, reduce inflammation, increases tissue healing, enhance collagen production and may delay joint replacement surgeries.