There are many options available in today’s world to help reduce pain and promote healing after an injury or other issue, but platelet-rich plasma offers an innovative way to help your body grow new healthy cells and encourage healing. As a non-surgical treatment, PRP therapy offers relief from tendon injuries, acute injuries, postsurgical repair, osteoarthritis, and many other injuries and can be performed right here in the comfort of our office. At The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine, you can get relief from your pain and rest assured that you’ll receive state-of-the-art treatment.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Plasma is a component of your blood, and it contains special proteins to help your blood clot. It also contains other proteins that help encourage cell growth. To produce platelet-rich plasma, the plasma is separated from the blood and is concentrated. This concentrated plasma is then injected into the damaged tissue in the body to help stimulate the growth of new cells and encourage the body to heal more quickly.
How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Help the Healing Process?
When the body suffers a soft tissue injury, it immediately begins to deliver platelet cells to begin healing the injury. Those platelet cells are packed with growth and healing elements. When PRP is injected into the injury, a higher concentration of platelets is delivered directly into the area in need of healing. This intensifies the body’s healing efforts and gives a much faster healing time after the injury.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment with PRP therapy is usually pretty quick, and treatment time includes preparation time and recovery time. You can even return to work or usual activities right after the treatment is finished.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
To begin the platelet-rich plasma treatment, we will draw a sample of your blood. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the blood from the plasma. Next, we will prepare the plasma to inject into the damaged soft tissue area. Finally, the PRP is injected into the preselected areas.
What is the Expected Result?
After PRP therapy, you can expect to see initial improvement in the weeks after the treatment. As your body continues to heal, you can expect to see the results increase. This treatment is very effective at helping patients return to their normal lives and activities.
Have you been living with an injury that seems to be taking a long time to heal? If so, consider PRP therapy with the professionals at The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine in Indianapolis. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!