What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a form of treatment that uses the body’s natural cells and mechanics to heal damaged or painful muscles, tissues, ligaments, and joints. This unique treatment modality is performed in an outpatient setting with your own blood. Regenerative therapy reduces inflammation and provides rejuvenation by using your own concentrated regenerative properties (cells, platelets, plasma, etc.) from the body. Regenerative medicine utilizes stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help patients find relief from their chronic musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, ligament and muscle tears, or tissue inflammation.
Am I a candidate for platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection?
PRP injections are typically recommended for patients with arthritis and other degenerative conditions including, but not limited to:
Soft tissue injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon sprains and strains
Shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, ankle, hand injuries
Back and neck injuries
What are PRP injections?
When a patient sustains an injury or develops a condition that causes tissue degeneration, the body reacts by sending platelets to the damaged areas to help promote healing. Although effective, there are instances where the body’s natural response to injury or damage is not enough, which may lead to inadequate healing or chronic pain. PRP injections improve the body’s natural processes by sending additional platelets and other regenerative properties to damaged areas.
How do PRP injections work?
To acquire the platelets and plasma, physicians must draw a patient’s blood and place it into a centrifuge so that the blood’s contents can be separated. Once this has occurred, a physician will combine the platelets and plasma, making a unique, powerful solution, and inject it into damaged tissues, muscles, and ligaments. These concentrated plasma cells will help the body heal surrounding tissues and promote regeneration.
Please Review: PRP Injection Consent Form