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.
There are many studies expounding the positive effects of PRP growth factors. PRP is FDA approved and often covered by insurance.
Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process, and using a PRP injection for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and for other soft-tissue injuries is becoming more common.
PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them. Learn more about PRP injections from the articles and other content below, or find the best doctor who performs PRP injections at HSS to match your particular condition and insurance.
Platlet-Rich Plasma Therapy helps heal several cases of sports injuries by providing relief to those who are suffering from trauma and other sports-related injuries. This approach aims to restore the functionality and mobility of the injured joint or muscle.
PRP can also provide symptomatic relief for knee osteoarthritis which is the severe reduction of hyaluronic acid. PRP therapy helps restore hyaluronic acid concentration in the knees due to synovial fibroblast and hepatocyte growth factors in the platelet substance. Thus, reversing joint damage and eliminating disease progression.
PRP's advanced technique provides a fast, safe and effective healing process. This pain management approach also effectively reduces inflammation and swelling.
In addition, PRP therapy is found to help chronic back pain, which is very difficult to treat. PRP therapy can help reduce back pain by improving structural elements such as ligaments, discs, and joints.
This treatment can help boost the healing process of a wide variety of musculoskeletal pain and injuries by using natural protein and “growth factors” found in the platelet.
We offer the most competitive pricing in the DFW metroplex when it comes to in office PRP injections.
In the event that insurance will provide reimbursement for these injections, Dr. Madsen offers an affordable cash option, which is about one-third the standard cost! Madsen Orthopedics accepts Care Credit and other major credit cards.
If you are tired of limiting your activities because of pain, injury or degenerative disease, contact Madsen Orthopedics today for a consultation. The solution might not be as invasive or costly as surgery, and PRP Therapy may be a perfect option for you!