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5 Uses for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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5 Uses for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a revolutionary treatment that eases pain by encouraging long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.  This non-surgical procedure provides an alternative treatment for athletes and active individuals who are suffering from chronic pain, tendon injuries, or osteoarthritis.  PRP Therapy uses platelets from your own blood to repair a damaged tendon or cartilage. PRP Therapy is not only effective for combating pain, but also helps boost the healing process. Our team at Colorado Regenerative Health can help assess if this therapy would help you with your particular injury/needs.
PRP therapy may be used to treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries, including:
  1. Arthritis.
  2. Common sports injuries.
  3. Sciatica.
  4. Back and neck pain.
  5. Fractures.
  6. Chronic tendonitis.
  7. Acute muscle and ligament injuries.
  8. Hip, shoulder, and knee pain.

Understanding How Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Works

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an advanced treatment that eases pain by allowing for long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.  This non-surgical procedure offers athletes and active patients an alternative treatment for chronic pain, tendon injuries, or osteoarthritis.  PRP Therapy uses platelets from your own blood to restore a damaged tendon or cartilage. PRP Therapy is not only effective for combating pain, but has been proven to boost the healing process. 

Following a soft-tissue injury, your body sends platelet cells containing growth and healing factors to the injured area.  Platelets begin the repair process and attract healing assistance from your stem cells. PRP Therapy works to promote your body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to the injured area.  

PRP Therapy takes place in our office and typically is about one to two hours (including preparation and recovery time).  During the procedure, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets from other components.  This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured area with the help of an ultrasound machine. Following treatment, we suggest relative rest for the first six weeks followed by physical therapy.  Re-evaluation will occur between 6-12 weeks post-procedure to assess your progress. More complex injuries, may require more than one injection to achieve the results you want.  Most patients find that within three months of treatment they can resume all activities they were doing prior to the injury. 

What Does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Treat?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been a successful treatment options since it started back in 1987.  PRP Therapy can treat various conditions and injuries: orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, and wound healing; as well as cosmetic, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery. Commonly treated injuries are:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ligament and Muscle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Tendon Injuries

According to the National Institute of Health, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy provides an alternative to surgery by offering safe and natural healing. PRP Therapy gives patients a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach to sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.  Because PRP Therapy is less invasive, it attracts thousands to the therapy each year.  

Advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Eliminate the usual downtime after an injury while decreasing the likelihood of re-injury with PRP Therapy.  Don’t risk a more serious injury that would require surgical treatment or a permanent disability. Prevent these scenarios with PRP Therapy. PRP Therapy:

  • Eliminates narcotic requirements
  • Improves problems associated with osteogenesis
  • Supports soft-tissue healing
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents or decreases postoperative blood loss
  • Combats infection

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can occurs right in our office, giving patients pain relief without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays or prolonged recovery.  Your own blood is used in the procedure so you don’t need to worry about transmissible infections or allergic reactions. Most patients are able to return to work following the procedure. 

PRP Therapy can relieve pain through natural healing while promoting long-lasting results.  Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, and will steadily increase as your healing advances. PRP Therapy allows you to return to your active lifestyle prior to injury. Ultrasound images will confirm the tissue repair after PRP Therapy and verify the healing process. 

Are You a Candidate for PRP?

PRP Therapy is typically prescribed for patients with moderate osteoarthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions that have failed conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and physical therapy. You and our team will discuss your health history, injury and goals to determine if Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is for you. 

Call for a Platelet Rich Plasma Consultation

If you are interested in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Regenerative Therapy, or any of our other regenerative therapies, the team at Colorado Regenerative Health is  ready to help. Call (303) 872-7161 today to schedule your free consultation!

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