How Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Works?

The procedure is performed in-office and is relatively painless. Blood is extracted from the patient and later placed in a special machine that will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood cells. The platelet rich plasma is later extracted and injected into the area that will be treated. The PRP procedure can take around 30 minutes. Patients tend to feel relief within the first week of injection.

What Are The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

platelet rich plasmaThe benefits you can experience during PRP therapy will vary depending on the condition you are suffering from and its severity. However, PRP has a few fundamental benefits when compared to other procedures, they are as follows:

Non-Invasive – This procedure only requires sample extraction and injection with a needle. There are no large incisions or invasive surgical methods required.

Fast and Efficient – Sessions typically last around 30 minutes, after which you are able to leave and continue on with your day.

Fewer Risks – PRP therapy performed by our highly trained team incurs much less risk than replacement surgeries and procedures.

Avoid Surgery/Hospital Visits – We perform PRP injections in our state-of-the-art facility, allowing you to avoid surgery rooms and avoid hospitals altogether.

Affordable – Depending on your condition and the number of sessions required, PRP is a much more affordable alternative compared to similar surgical procedures.

Treating Orthopedic Conditions and Injuries with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma injections help regenerate all areas of the body. This includes the following: 

  • Neck
  • Middle and lower spine 
  • Wrists and Elbows 
  • Shoulders 
  • Hips 
  • Knees
  • Ankles 

Our clinic treats patients with sports injuries, arthritic and degenerative joints, and degenerative disc disease. More specific injuries including 

  • Tennis elbow 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • ACL tears
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff tears

Covid-19 Considerations

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for people with chronic pain: Usually, people with chronic pain are older and steroids shots are commonly used in order to reduce the overall pain. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to be aware of the risks of performing procedures that may jeopardize the health of these patients.  It is known that steroids can compromise the immune system in some individuals.  The use of PRP injections is known to be safe and highly effective in addressing pain. Using the patient’s plasma for chronic pain provides an excellent option to lower the potential risk of compromising the immune system and stimulates the regeneration of the treated area.

As coronavirus cases mount, many Central Floridians who suffer from chronic pain are looking for alternatives to avoid using steroids that may compromise their immune system making them more vulnerable to contract COVID-19. A lot of patients with joint and back pain are afraid of undergoing steroid injections due to the possible negative impact on the immune system. This treatment can be done without compromising their immune system but stimulate their body to regenerate in a safe and effective way.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Available in Clermont, Florida

If you are living with pain or suffering from a persistent muscular or joint injury, reach out to Dr. Javier Placer, MD, at Specialized Rehabilitation Physician Group for more information or a comprehensive consultation. Call our offices or schedule an appointment online today!