After Marge took a “body slam” fall on ice trying to keep up with her 8 year old granddaughter, the injury to her right knee was severe. The swelling was extensive and it was giving her a tremendous amount of pain. She took the advice of Dr. Dale Guyer and elected to do Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma, referred to as PRP, is a nonsurgical treatment which may help promote healing. It is an alternative medicine method that can promote tissue repair even years after the damage occurred. PRP is very effective in treating chronic ligament or tendon pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments such as prescribed exercise and physical therapy. The Mayo Clinic endorses PRP for musculoskeletal injuries.
When a patient comes to The Guyer Institute for PRP, their blood is drawn. That blood is then placed into a centrifuge where it is spun down so the plasma can be harvested. The harvested plasma is then injected into the affected area. It depends on the severity of the issue, but typically 3 – 5 treatments are done. Unlike injections of corticosteroids which provide temporary relief for chronic pain, PRP is meant to provide a permanent benefit. PRP is much less invasive and less expensive than surgery. Patients who are facing surgery because all else has failed should consider PRP. PRP therapy has low risk and few side effects.
Dr. Guyer is an experienced and skilled practitioner that has been on the cutting edge of technology with PRP. Marge, and a multitude of our other patients are receiving excellent results. We welcome you to call 317-580-WELL to schedule a consultation to discuss this therapy