PRP for Joints
PRP for Joints
All across the globe, PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) therapy has been used to help a wide range of orthopedic conditions. What makes this therapy safer than other treatments is that the preparation used is extracted from the patient’s own body. For that reason, the risk of side-effects is nearly impossible.
The therapy offers excellent health benefits to people suffering from ligament damage, joint inflammation, and other orthopedic disorders. In comparison to other treatments, it may restore motions within a few days.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
The PRP therapy is quite straightforward, it takes only 20 to 30 minutes. The provider extracts a small amount of blood, around 30ml., from the patient’s arm. The blood is poured into a blood collection tube, which then spins in the centrifuge. Spinning separates the blood into different components. The provider pulls out platelet and plasma layers out of the blood so that is can be injected into the affected areas, such as the Achilles tendon, knee, etc.
Sports Injuries helped by Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
At RMAI, we use platelet-rich plasma therapy for a wide range of sports injuries such as cartilage problems in knee, tendon, joints, rotator cuff, and more. The treatment may be quite helpful in repairing damaged tissue in the hamstring, quadriceps, and tennis elbow.
PRP injection in the elbow may help to heal injuries like golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow. In addition, PRP injection may repair cartilage condition and restore the flexibility of tendons when injected in the knee.
Advantages of Prp for Orthopedic Conditions
At RMAI, our providers use platelet-rich plasma therapy to help a wide-range of orthopedic conditions. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes, and in most cases, the patient experiences instant results.
Since the preparation of the therapy is extracted from the patient’s own body, the risk of reaction and rejection during and after treatment is almost non-existent.
PRP therapy may be an excellent treatment for those who experience pain in joint movement; since it enhances blood circulation in that area and minimizes the inflammation.
Do you want to know whether or not the platelet-rich plasma therapy can help with your joint pain and other orthopedic conditions? Call us now to schedule an appointment with our providers today. At RMAI, we offer a complete consultation to patients so they can learn about this scientifically proven treatment.