Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Get back to doing what you love, faster and without surgery. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can help you achieve these goals. PRP is blood plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than blood typically contains. When PRP is injected into a damaged part of the body, the platelets go to work, speeding up healing and triggering the new tissue growth to replace damaged tissues. Dr. Weber-Lopez is a leading regenerative medicine specialist and utilizes the industries most advanced techniques, ensuring the best possible patient outcomes.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Q & A
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP?
Regenerative medicine is an evolving field that uses innovative treatments like platelet-rich plasma injections to heal wounds and trigger the growth of new, healthy tissue. PRP is your own blood plasma with concentrated platelets. These concentrated platelets in platelet rich plasma contain proteins that are vital in the initiation and acceleration of tissue repair and regeneration, speeding up the healing process in patients with injuries or degeneration. Platelet-rich plasma actively stimulates the body's natural healing process when injected into a targeted area.
What conditions can Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treat?
Hip & Back Injuries
Knee Injuries and Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Injuries and Instability
How does this procedure work?
Platelet Rich Plasma involves drawing a sample of your blood, which is centrifuged to isolate the blood platelets. This Platelet Rich Plasma is precisely injected back into the area in need of repair, enhancing the healing process. The side effects of PRP injections are very limited since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.
PRP therapy is a fairly simple procedure that requires about an hour in our office. Patients typically require no downtime from the procedure. The procedure is a simple injection that requires no general anesthesia and little recovery time. Patients typically require 2-3 injections depending on their condition.
Patients may experience improvements within the first couple of weeks, with continued improvements over time.
Is PRP Right for me?
If you have a tendon or ligament injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring and prevent further degeneration of the tissue. Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. 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. The process has been shown to be safe and effective.
Ask for a consultation to see if PRP therapy is right for you.