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PRP Treatment Injections are provided by Anti-Aging, Orthopedic and Regenerative Medicine Physicians

Our Approach to PRP Injections Therapy


PRP Injections – Rapid Cell and Tissue Healing

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a newer medical treatment for the management of many orthopaedic conditions including sport injuries. arthritis, facial rejuvenation (Vampire FaceLifts), hair loss, dental procedures, age-related muscle and joint degeneration, wound healing and burn injuries.


What is PRP?

RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells), plasma, and platelets are the major components of a person’s blood. Platelets are blood cells containing clotting and growth factors which are released during the healing process. Once activated, platelets accelerate the “inflammatory cascade” as well as promote healing by the release of growth factors. It is important to use an experienced PRP Therapy Physician because, the processing and injection of platelets must be handling with care. Platelets are delicate and only have an average life span of 6 to 10 days. Freshly processed Platelet Rich Plasma should be used for your procedure.

Preparing PRP Injections Treatment

PRP Procedures

A normal blood specimen contains only 6% platelets whereas platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains a much higher concentration of platelets. A PRP injection is generally recommended in the treatment of tendon or muscle injuries with a success rate of about 70% to 80%. Four to six weeks may be required for complete healing.

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.


 What is PRP Injections Therapy?
What is PRP Injections Therapy? How Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment works. Using the Body’s Own Natural Healing Agents.

The Basic PRP Procedure

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.

Your doctor will first draw 10 ml of blood from the large vein in your elbow. The blood will be centrifuged or spun to separate the platelets from other blood components. The entire process takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The platelet rich portion of the blood is then extracted.

The injured part of the body is anesthetized with a local anaesthetic and PRP is injected into the affected area under ultrasound guidance.

PRP Injection Information
PRP Injection Information – The Components of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Post Procedure Care (PCT)

Following the procedure, you may resume your daily routine activities but avoid strenuous activities such as heavy exercise or lifting.

You may experience some pain during the injection which may last for a couple of days. Cold compresses and pain medication may be prescribed for pain relief. Anti-inflammatory medications are to be avoided for up to 48 hours after the injection, as they can affect the platelet function.

Risks and complications are rare but can include infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, scar tissue formation, and calcification at the injection site following a PRP injection. Special precautions are required in individuals with low platelet count, bleeding disorders, those on blood thinning medications or anti-inflammatory medications, individuals allergic to local anaesthetic agents, those with active infections and women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Call your PRP Therapy Doctor immediately in case of persistent pain or the development of any adverse reaction after the platelet rich plasma injection, stem cell or growth hormone injection.


Meet the PRP Medical Team

Our PRP Physicians are the leaders in Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy with extensive training in Anti-Aging Medicine, Orthopedics, Sport Medicine, Age Management and Regenerative Medicine. Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Trained PRP Specialists offer treatment for Sports Injuries, Age-Related Muscoskeletal Illness, Hair Loss PRP Treatment, Arthritis, Muscle, Joint, Tendon and Ligament healing and repair.

Also ask about the use of HGH Human Growth Hormone and Stem Cell Therapy injections for faster and more effective healing.

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Melinda Cook, MD

Orthopedic Physician

Specializing in Integrative and Functional Medicine including Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine

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Eric Teagan, MD

Orthopedic Physician

Specializing in Integrative and Functional Medicine including Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine

 

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