Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Healing Treatments in South Florida’s Tri-County Areas
Our bodies have a great, natural restorative ability. Modern medicine has built upon this potential and accelerated the rate at which we can recover from injuries, specifically through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This regenerative medicine works by harnessing and injecting a patient’s own platelets in damaged areas to promote natural healing, making it a practical alternative to surgery for treating a variety of chronic pain conditions.
iRISE Spine and Joint’s team of medical professionals have had great success in treating patients across the Tri-Counties of South Florida with PRP injections. Call us to make your appointment: (888) 966-9750.
What Is Plasma?
Plasma is the largest component of human blood. It is the remaining liquid portion of blood after red and white blood cells, platelets, and other cellular components have been removed. It is 90% water, but also houses other proteins, antibodies, enzymes, and salts.
Plasma is a vital element that helps with clotting blood and fighting disease. It is also responsible for transporting cells and substances throughout the body.
What Are Platelets?
Platelets are important blood components formed in our bone marrow. Also called thrombocytes, platelets are small and colorless and assist in clotting cuts and stopping bleeding. They are essential in our body’s self-healing efforts.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a revolutionary treatment option. Injection substances are prepared by taking a patient’s blood and using a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. These platelets are then injected into the site of the injury or disease. By injecting them directly in the tissue, the platelets stimulate your body’s existing reparative cells and spur the creation of new ones. PRP injections can aid in the healing of soft tissue and bone by encouraging new cell growth while simultaneously removing damaged cells around the injection site.
What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Heal?
By using a patient’s own platelets, their body can promote and accelerate healing in injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. We commonly use PRP injections to treat:
- Ligament injuries
- Muscle strain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
PRP injections allow us to concentrate and utilize your body’s natural healing powers to combat chronic pain conditions.
The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Injecting platelet-rich plasma is not a new phenomenon. It’s been done for over 50 years and continues to be a popular treatment option today. Many doctors and patients speak to the benefits of choosing PRP treatment, noting:
- The safety: It is comprised of natural substances produced by your own body
- The simplicity: It is minimally invasive and an alternative to surgery
- The results: It effectively treats chronic pain
PRP injections are quick procedures with long-lasting results. Our doctors are ready to help you heal yourself.
Contact iRISE Spine and Joint for more information on how platelet-rich plasma injections can help in your recovery.