Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy relieves your pain the best way possible: by accelerating healing. The skilled team at the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, Florida, specializes in PRP therapy, using your body’s natural healing cells to repair tissues, reduce inflammation, and help you return to your favorite activities. Call the nearest office today or connect online to learn more about PRP therapy or schedule an appointment.
PRP therapy is an injection containing concentrated platelets (cells from your blood) and plasma (the liquid part of your blood). Your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider produces PRP by drawing your blood and processing it in a centrifuge.
The centrifuge separates the platelets and plasma. After drawing the PRP into a needle, your provider injects it into your inflamed and damaged tissues.
Platelets are one of your body’s specialized cells that heal damaged and diseased tissues. Whenever you’re injured or develop an orthopedic condition like arthritis, platelets travel to the area and release growth factors.
Growth factors communicate with the surrounding cells, triggering cellular activities that:
Growth factors also draw your body’s stem cells to the injured area. Stem cells repair and rebuild injured and damaged tissues by regenerating new muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, nerves, and skin.
Your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider could recommend PRP therapy if you have a severe or slow-healing wound. They also use PRP on injuries in areas that lack a good blood supply.
PRP therapy works anywhere in your body and promotes healing in most orthopedic conditions, including:
PRP therapy improves most inflammatory conditions and sports injuries.
Your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider puts a topical anesthetic on the injection site to eliminate discomfort during your PRP procedure. They use real-time imaging to see the injured tissues, precisely guide the needle to the targeted area, and inject your PRP.
You can leave the office shortly after your injection. However, your provider might recommend temporarily limiting strenuous activities, depending on where your injury is.
Healing and tissue regeneration take time. You might not notice significant results for about 4-6 weeks after your PRP therapy.
Call the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County today or book an appointment online to learn more about PRP and how it can help heal your orthopedic condition.