Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative treatment that can reduce the time it takes your body to heal. At Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC in Atlanta and Woodstock, Georgia, the team uses PRP to help patients recover from a wide range of soft-tissue injuries. Perimeter Orthopaedics is a one-stop shop for all of your orthopedic needs, providing advanced care in a pleasant, comfortable environment. To speak with a specialist about PRP therapy, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of injection that promotes your body’s natural ability to heal itself. PRP is commonly used to treat foot and ankle problems like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis and can help you heal from certain types of tissue damage without the need for surgery.
PRP is a high concentration of platelets suspended in liquid plasma. Both platelets and plasma are found naturally in your blood. Platelets contain certain proteins and growth factors that facilitate healing and tissue repair throughout the body. PRP therapy is an effective way to enhance the healing process and help you regain normal function.
PRP uses plasma and platelets sourced from your own blood. To prepare the injection, your doctor takes a small sample of your blood and runs it through a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood at a very high rate and separates the platelets and plasma from the other components of your blood.
When concentrated and applied to damaged tissue, PRP stimulates the healing process and releases growth factors necessary for effective tissue repair. In most cases, your doctor uses an ultrasound to locate damaged tissue and precisely applies the injection to the affected area.
In addition to helping you avoid surgery, PRP can also eliminate the need for opioids or anti-inflammatory medications. PRP is also sourced from your own blood, making it a safe, low-risk treatment.
At Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC, the team uses PRP to address a number of different orthopedic concerns like:
PRP is a versatile solution for tissue damage throughout your body. In many cases, PRP is paired with surgery to help ensure a speedy and successful recovery. During your first appointment, your doctor performs a thorough evaluation to determine if PRP is right for you. PRP is often combined with other treatments like physical therapy or braces.
In addition to PRP, the team also offers other regenerative treatments like stem cells and shockwave therapy. If you suffer from painful symptoms that don’t seem to go away, book an appointment by phone or online today to find out if PRP therapy is right for you.