Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Castle Rock, CO

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a conservative and holistic approach to increase the healing speed of damaged tissues. PRP uses super concentrated platelets and is commonly done to complement other procedures or on specific localized chronic pain issues

How is PRP Therapy Administered?

A qualified professional will draw a small amount of blood and spin it in a centrifuge, isolating the platelets. The site of injury is then treated using the PRP preparation. PRP is carefully injected into the injured area combined with local anesthesia. This will trigger the body’s natural healing process, basically initiating the immune response. 

What is plasma and what are platelets?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions. Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and what are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Benefits of PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy may be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. The ultimate goal of PRP is to eliminate pain through healing while providing results that last. Research studies have shown that PRP therapy can be effective in relieving pain and helping patients return to their normal lives.

Who May Benefit from PRP Therapy?

PRP is often used as therapy in the following conditions and may help improve the following:

  • Pain due to joint arthritis of the shoulder,hip, thumb or knee
  • Chronic tendonitis in the elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Sports related muscle tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Facet joint injuries inducing spinal pain
  • Sciatica caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis
  • Fractures

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