Regenerative Orthopedics Rockville, MD
While Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy has been around for awhile, its earliest beneficiaries were athletes of the four-legged kind — horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Professional athletes have turned to PRP treatment because of its minimally-invasive methods, quick recovery, and long term effectiveness. Because of this, regenerative orthopedics Rockville, MD trusts have been using PRP treatments to assist the body in healing itself. The dedicated and experienced doctors at Pain Arthritis Relief Center have found amazing results with these treatments and want to share their results with you.
The regenerative orthopedics from our Rockville, MD office can explain that PRP therapy uses your own blood to perform the healing. Here is how the Platelet-Rich-Plasma is created:
- A blood draw is taken from your vein which is done the same way as if you were donating blood or getting blood work done.
- The blood is placed into a container containing an anticoagulant.
- This mixture is placed into a centrifuge and spun at a very high rate to separate the plasma from the red and white blood cells.
- The plasma is further concentrated to help clotting. This is critical as the clotting activates the platelets which in turn activates the growth factors.
- The forumulated platelets are then injected into site that needs repair.
- A sonogram or X-ray fluoroscopy is used to guide the needle to precisely the correct area needing attention.
Some examples of injuries that regenerative orthopedics in Rockville have treated by using PRP treatment are:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis in the shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee ligament injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Have you tried cortisone shots in your knee or elbow just to have the pain return? Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy can provide a long-term solution to these issues. The treatment is a permanent fix, although it may take more than one injection to achieve these results. Normally it takes four to six weeks to notice improvement in the treated area. This is because the PRP is rebuilding the tissues in the area.
Osteoarthritis is another area where Rockville’s regenerative orthopedics have found PRP to be extremely effective. Most patients feel a sixty percent improvement after just one injection.If the osteoarthritis is severe, the improvement rate may be a little less than if it were less severe. Cartilage injuries to the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow or ankle can be treated successfully with Platelet-Rich-Plasma therapy. Also, if there is are small tears in the meniscus, it may be responsive to PRP therapy thus allowing the patient to avoid surgery. PRP therapy can be used in conjunction with total knee replacement surgery to promote faster healing. It has been noted that PRP helps reduce pain for most surgical procedures and shortens the rehabilitation time by almost fifty percent.
With all the successes that Plasma-Rich-Platelet therapy has experienced, it is a subject that needs to be approached when talking to your doctor at Pain Arthritis Relief Center about options for your injury or osteoarthritis issues. Using your own platelets to heal your body is a safe and exciting alternative to invasive surgeries and addictive pain medications. Because you are using your own blood, the side effects are minimal, while the benefits can be amazing.
If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatments and your body’s ability to heal itself, contact Pain Arthritis Relief Center today. Call the regenerative orthopedics Rockville, MD trusts to get you pain-free today.