Using PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma to promote healing is pretty straightforward. It starts by drawing an amount of blood from the body, then the platelets will be separated and enriched. Afterwards, the enriched platelets will be returned to your circulatory system. PRP will be introduced directly into the injured area. With this method the healing process will be sped up, chronic pain will be reduced, and you can return to normal life sooner. PRP treatment can address a variety of issues, but it is most useful in treating chronic injuries and conditions whether that be knee pain, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, or any other region of the body. PRP can be used to address recurring tendon injuries, accelerate post-surgical healing, and bring pain relief in conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain. For those with persistent conditions, PRP may be the right treatment for you.
In a twenty-minute amount of time, one of our doctors will take about 30 millimeters of a patient’s blood. We use a centrifuge and place your blood sample inside. In effect, this will separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other elements of your blood.
Our doctors will then inject the concentrated platelets from the centrifuge into the area of your injury. This is an important and worthwhile procedure because platelets operate as a natural site for growth that is essential to repair injured tissues.
There are numerous injuries that can be treated effectively using PRP. The true beauty lies in the initial treatment procedure. We don’t use any drugs; all our methods are completely safe and it’s non-surgical. Most people already know that platelets from blood will help seal a cut. However, we researchers have found that blood platelets will do far more than just coagulate and put a halt to blood flow. If you are injured and are looking to speed up the recovery process, then PRP treatment is for you.
We’re happy to say that we’ve found Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments to be highly successful in treating muscle, ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries. The activation of platelets at the site of an injury play an important role in the process of soft tissue and wound healing in the body.
Many muscle or ligament industries are especially common among athletes. In conventional medicine, patients are told to heal using rest, ice, compression and elevation. However, most of the time, the results prove to be poor. Studies have shown that PRP therapy may have benefits associated with the steady release of cytokines and growth patterns regarding supra-physiological concentrations of platelets which we use to kick-start the repair of your muscles.
Even though it’s still not considered a standard practice, a widely growing number of people are seeking out PRP therapy to treat knee osteoarthritis and other joints. The benefits are very clear from the onset. Our Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment will help with a reduction in arthritic pain, improve the functioning of your joints, and possibly slow down or even fix damage to your cartilage.
If you’ve ever fractured a bone or recently have and are in the process of recovering, we’re sorry to hear so. It’s a very painful event to experience and treatment can seem very slow. At the office of Harold Chandler Clark, M.D., we provide PRP therapy to those with bone fractures. Doctors have actually been using platelets to help heal bone fractures since the 90’s. Even celebrities such as Tiger Woods have had the procedure done.
PRP has had varying degrees of success depending on each patient’s individual case. Due to many studies, it’s been shown that Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy can help expedite the healing process for those with fractured bones.
There’s not too much which can be done from a medical perspective to lessen the extent of recovery times after a surgery. We’re proud to tell you that we are now offering PRP therapy treatment as an option to patients seeking help in speeding up the recovery process after plastic surgery.