What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the bloodstream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy allows us to harvest the patient’s own platelets and re-inject those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improvement of function. The Result: As a result, the damaged tissue begins to heal. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jump-starting the healing process.
How is PRP administered?
Platelet rich plasma therapy is done at our office and takes about an hour. Patients return home the same day and are often able to work the following day.
What is Dr. Beck’s experience with PRP?
Dr. Beck has years of experience in minimally invasive procedures with additional training in regenerative injection techniques. He is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Beck to determine if one of these cutting-edge procedures could be right for you.