Osteoarthritis? PRP is a 60 minute solution that may be right for you.
If you're one of over 4 million Canadians with knee pain, you know the discomfort that often comes with every step. Now there is a new treatment that may be right for you. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a natural approach to reducing joint pain and improving function. PRP therapy is an in office, same day procedure that can be completed in as little as 60 minutes. The process involves taking a blood sample from your arm and spinning the sample in a centrifuge. The spinning process removes blood platelets from the blood sample. Once separated, the platelets are injected at the site of injury or irritation using guided ultrasound. No sedation is required and you are able to drive home immediately.
So, how does PRP work? The answer can be found in your own blood. When your concentrated platelets are injected back into your body at the site of injury, the platelets break down and release human grow factor. It is this growth factor that results in a reduction in pain and improved function.
For more information, and to find out if this treatment is right for you, go to www.regenesismedicalservices.com