What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Blood is mostly made up of plasma, red cells, white cells, and platelets –which are most famously known for their role in clotting blood. Platelets also contain growth factor proteins which regulate the growth of cells as well as their division, and help repair injuries. PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) is plasma with a greater concentration of platelets — and, as a result, concentration of growth factors. This will cause the injured area, which has been introduced with PRP to heal at a much faster rate.
To receive PRP, blood is drawn from a patient and then the platelets are separated from other blood cells by centrifugation, or spinning. They are then mixed with the patient’s own blood sample until a platelet concentration well above baseline is attained.
How Does PRP Work?
The inflamed/injured area/tissue can be directly injected with the PRP, alongside, thus improving the healing by treating the injured area with PRP to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Basically, it can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
PRP is commonly used to treat the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Spine
Rotator Cuff Tears
Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Pelvic Pain and Instability
Back and Neck Injuries
PRP has almost ZERO side effects due to the fact that you are using your OWN blood! With any injection, there is a minimal chance of infection, but our doctor takes all necessary medical precautions to create a sterile field so that you are treated in the safest manner possible. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas at NovaGenix. We offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Jupiter, so if you're looking for PRP Injections in Jupiter or Palm Beach, call us for information.
As with any medical procedure, it will vary from person to person but typically we see the following trends. Day one after PRP most patients report minor discomfort at the injection site due to the induced inflammation. The stiffness goes away usually within a day or so and may last up to a week. After a week many patients report a decrease in pain and over the next few weeks will report improvements in mobility as the PRP begins to repair and heal the effected areas. The maximum effect of PRP is usually seen 4-6 weeks after the procedure and is when a patient can tell us if they are 50, 60, 70% healed or more. Variation will occur due to severity and complexity of injuries and several factors such as adherence to medical advice and genetics. The once thing thats certain is PRP can only help and most everyone who undergoes the procedure has been impressed with the results.
PRP can be used for chronic pain, arthritis, sports injuries, injuries suffered at the work place, beauty facial treatments and facial rejuvenation, hair loss therapy and hair restoration and more.
The inflamed/injured area/tissue can be directly injected with the PRP, alongside, thus improving the healing by treating the injured area with PRP to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Basically, it can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems. By recruiting stem cells to repair damaged tissue, PRP can help improve and heal faster. The side effects and risks are virtually non existent. There may be slight pressure and discomfort the day after the injections but the symptoms typically go away in a day or so and then the recovery can begin!
If you are looking into PRP and want to discuss your options with our medical staff, please call 561-277-8260 for more information on this amazing treatment. We can even send our team to your gym or facility to treat your athletes on their schedule. We understand how disruptive injuries are for a team and competitors so we can help keep you in top physical shape. Email us at info@NovaGenix.org or call us today!
Doctor Sigman, Blackbelts Tim Bruce and Andy Stock of Novagenix sit down with Alex to give the low down on PRP therapy and how it can help you recover and repair training injuries.
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Kyle shares his crazy ideas and talks about his experience with Novagenix in Jupiter, FL receiving Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections to help heal some sport injuries. Check out the 6th Round Podcast