Joint PRP

PRP; Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment used for pain associated with degeneration of the body’s tissues, such as ligament tears, back or neck injuries, sprains and strains and osteoarthritis. The procedure begins by drawing a small amount of blood from your body, it is then processed in a centrifuge, which separates the content of the blood based on density into platelet rich plasma allowing for the removal of red and white blood cells. The concentrated plasma solution contains growth factors and other building blocks necessary for tissue regeneration and repair, it is injected directly into the site of discomfort, stimulating the bodies healing cascade to alleviate a variety of musculoskeletal pains. Cellular regeneration takes 21 ones days, therefore the procedure is usually preformed at one month intervals until desired result are achieved. The side effects are usually limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood. The injection site can be tender and some bruising may occur, relative rest after the procedure is generally recommended flowed by progressive a stretching and strengthening program.

What to expect…

  • A natural solution to muscular skeletal pain
  • The response to treatment varies, depending on one’s healing ability
  • The average number of treatment sessions is 3-6
  • The injections are preformed 1 month apart
  • Side effects are limited due to the use of patients own cells
  • Injection site may be sore and or bruised for a few days following procedure
  • A stretching and strengthening program is recommended in addition to improve results