The human body has the ability to heal itself. But sometimes it needs help. The body’s own cells can be used to trigger the healing response. One such type of cells is platelets. Platelets are known to be essential for clotting of blood. But only a few people know that platelets also contribute to tissue healing. This property of platelets is used in Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
Here are the amazing benefits of PRP therapy in pain management and orthopedic treatments.
HELPS IN SEVERAL CONDITIONS
PRP therapy is a low-risk procedure that uses the potential of your own platelets to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Other treatments only try to work at pain symptoms and not the root cause. PRP is proving to be effective in the treatment of extremity arthritis, tendinitis in the rotator cuff along with the elbow and ankle and for ligament injuries. Ligament injuries, elbow and Achilles heel, along with providing pain relief for moderate knee osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy at leading orthopedic clinics, such as FXRX Inc. in Phoenix, is performed in the office setting. The cells are harvested using a simple blood draw and then spinning the blood in a centrifuge. The PRP is then extracted and injected into the pain site.
Since the treatment uses a patient’s own blood to derive cells, there is hardly any risk and complications involved. The procedure itself is minimally invasive without any use of surgery or any pain medications.
TRIGGERS BODY’S NATURAL HEALING
When Platelet rich plasma is injected, the body’s internal healing mechanism kicks in and helps to assist with regenerating the damaged musculoskeletal tissue that was causing pain.
To learn more about platelet rich plasma therapy in Phoenix or to consult a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon, call FXRX Inc. at 480-449-3979.