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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your blood to promote healing. The PRP solution contains a high concentration of platelets, your body’s tool for clotting blood in wounded areas. Platelets also contain restorative proteins called growth factors.
Your Integrated Healthcare provider can inject or treat areas of the body with PRP to improve healing and recovery after an injury.
Your Integrated Healthcare provider uses PRP for numerous conditions, but they usually use it for:
PRP treatment provides ongoing support for your damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and it’s gaining popularity among athletes and others who frequently experience physical wear and tear.
Your Integrated Healthcare provider may use PRP in conjunction with other healing measures following surgery. The addition of PRP therapy to your recovery plan can help the tissue at your surgery site heal faster.
Your provider may provide PRP alongside other treatments to help with the pain and loss of mobility caused by arthritis in the knee.
PRP therapy is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that requires very little preparation on your part. During the procedure, your Integrated Healthcare provider first draws your blood and places the sample in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood at high speeds to separate the platelet-rich plasma from your red blood cells.
Your provider then injects the PRP into the treatment area. They may use an ultrasound device to help direct the injection into the injury site if needed.
The entire process takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
PRP is made using your blood and carries minimal risk as a result. You might experience some pain or slight discomfort during the injection, which uses a standard medical needle.
If you think PRP therapy may be the solution for your chronic pain or injury, call the Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc. offices or book a consultation online.
Integrated Healthcare Medical Group accepts most private insurance, Medicarel, Industrial Medicine (Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Immigration). To the right is a short list of what we accept. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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