New Advances in Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy!
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative, all-natural treatment option for tendon injuries and joint pain. It’s a safe, non-surgical treatment that utilizes the healing properties of platelets from your own blood to help jumpstart the healing process, oftentimes delivering profound pain relief. At the Orthohealing Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with some of the most comprehensive PRP therapy Los Angeles and Beverly Hills has to offer.
How does PRP work?
Everyone’s blood is composed of the same key components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Platelets are the essential component that PRP therapy relies on to potentially heal chronic injuries and relieve pain.
Platelets are an incredible army of cells that circulate in your blood. They are primarily recognized for controlling bleeding. However, they also release over 1500 growth factors and proteins that facilitate wound healing and tissue repair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works by isolating and concentrating the platelets within your own blood and selectively injecting them into injured areas, triggering your body’s natural healing process and thereby reducing inflammation and pain.
We continue to vigorously study PRP while collaborating with other field-leading colleagues to determine optimal preparations and applications. We have now learned that joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves each require specific and unique PRP formulations for best results, which are routinely incorporated into our treatments.
What conditions does PRP treat?
PRP therapy has been applied to an array of musculoskeletal injuries, and it has exhibited positive results in most, although further clinical trials are necessary to better understand ideal applications. We’ve successively used this innovative and minimally-invasive approach to help treat a wide range of conditions and areas of pain, including:
• Joint arthritis
• Hip, knee and shoulder pain
• Chronic tendonitis/tendinosis in the elbow, hip, or knee, foot and ankle
• Acute ligament and muscle injuries in athletes
• Common sports injuries
• Muscle tears
• Neck and back pain
In addition, PRP therapy is commonly used to complement orthopedic surgery as a potential method for enhancing the healing process. Some patients receive PRP injections after surgery while undergoing rehabilitation or while in the operating room to try and accelerate recovery and regulate inflammation naturally. With all this in mind, the Orthohealing Center is dedicated to assisting with your recovery in any way possible; one way is offering some of the best PRP therapy Los Angeles has to offer.
At the Orthohealing Center, we are pioneers in PRP therapy. Not only have our physicians remained on the cutting edge of this minimally invasive approach to orthopedic wellness, they have also been instrumental in researching and developing this technique from the outset. When you come to the Orthohealing Center, rest assured you are in the hands of those who know it best. With our approach, you can expect improved outcomes without surgery, reduced downtime, and a comfortable and professional patient experience.
To be considered an ideal candidate, your injury or condition should be of a mild to moderate level. If it’s very severe or advanced, you may require a stronger and more comprehensive treatment approach incorporating bone marrow stem cell therapy. Call us today to schedule an appointment. 310-312-8095
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