During the past several years, much has been written about platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) that works to help your own body heal itself. At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, our skilled professionals will carefully assess your case to evaluate whether PRP is a viable treatment option for you.
Plasma is a component of your blood that contains proteins that support cell growth. PRP is produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it with a centrifuge. The theory behind it is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate the body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.
The process is still fairly new and does not work on all patients, but many experts and physician groups are beginning to acknowledge the potential of PRP therapy to treat certain of conditions, such as chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament and muscle injuries, knee arthritis, and fractures. It may also be used during certain types of surgery to help tissues heal. Fifty percent relief is usually reached at six weeks and greatest relief is achieved at 12 weeks. If you are considering treatment with PRP, be sure to check your eligibility with your health insurance carrier.
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