Welcome to the modern era of medical science! Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has been a go-to treatment among professional athletes for years, helping them recover from all the strains and pains over a long season. But it’s not just for all-stars anymore, and this game changer might be an option for you.
Athlete or not, sore and injured muscles, joints and bones can significantly impact your lifestyle and normal activities. Enter PRP. This medical advancement uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate healing in damaged tissues, giving them a way to avoid invasive surgery alternatives. That’s right, the ability to heal is already in your blood.
Platelet rich plasma has wonderful healing factors that promote and restore the natural properties of tissue function. From muscle injuries and sore joints to torn ligaments and tendons, PRP is becoming widely used for treatment. Even medispas are getting in on the action by using PRP to treat hair loss and the effects of aging.
Is PRP treatment right for you?
PRP is a very safe non-surgical process and procedure performed in a doctor’s office using hi-tech/high definition musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound while the patient is under local anesthesia.
During the process, the PRP is extracted by simple phlebotomy and is specially prepared to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The PRP is enhanced and concentrated to provide maximum benefit when injected back into the patient’s problem areas. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to avoid surgery entirely after the optimal three treatment sessions.
We all may not be professional athletes, but that doesn’t mean our bodies deserve any less than the best. Get PRP therapy on your doctor’s radar. Talk with your doctor about the treatment benefits of PRP* and getting a PRP consult before moving ahead with any invasive surgeries.
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*Joel S. Sellers, DO (2017, May). Explaining the new options and benefits of PRP. Schedule your consultative appointment at Sellers Sports Medicine & Family Practice