As a regenerative medicine specialist, my clients want to know one think. Will Platelet Rich Plasma work for me? Answering this question requires an indepth understanding of how platelet rich plasma therapy works and indications for use. It also requires a comprehensive review and examination of the client’s illness or injury.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is created using a clients own blood. The process involves obtaining a blood sample from the client and separating blood platelets from the rest of the sample. Once separated, the platelets are concentrated and injected back into the client’s body at the site of injury or irritation.
How Does PRP Work?
When injected, platelets break down and release human growth factor. The highly concentrated growth factor “kickstarts” the client’s natural healing process. Clients typically notice a significant improvement in their symptoms in approximately 6 weeks, with full effect at 3 months. While one injection is often sufficent, a series of 3 injections may be required.
What are the Indications for PRP?
Scientific evidence in support of PRP is substantial. PRP is indicated in the use of tennis elbow, golfers elbow, achillis tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries and hamstring tears. There is also clear scientific evidence supporting the use of PRP in the management of hip and knee arthritis.
How can I Find out More?
Additional information regarding regenerative medicine; including PRP, can be found at www.regenesismedicalservices.com. To find out if PRP is right for you call 780.800.9931 and book your consultation with Dr. Lloyd Tapper NP today.