Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a regenerative therapy that utilizes the patient’s own blood to create an injectable solution containing an enhanced concentration of the patient’s own platelets. In order to concentrate the platelets, the whole blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the serum. The prepared PRP solution is then injected back into the patient’s body at the target area increasing the concentration of bioactive proteins that act as a catalyst for accelerating the wound healing process. Growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the migration of stem cells to the injured area which can differentiate into chondrocytes, endothelial cells and other cell types which can help to regenerate your tissue.

Musculoskeletal Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, TMJ dysfunction, knee injury, rotator cuff dysfunction, labral tears, meniscal tears or other cartilaginous injury, you may be a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Injections. Dr. Leanne Florence, ND has training in both Prolotherapy and PRP.

How is this procedure performed?
A minimal amount of blood is drawn from the patient and processed in office to create the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This solution is then injected into the target area which signals the body to begin the healing cascade.

How many treatments will I need?
Musculoskeletal PRP treatment generally consists of 3-5 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Each patient has a unique history and presents with different symptoms, therefore treatments must be individualized.

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of musculoskeletal PRP treatment? Call to schedule a new patient consultation with Dr. Leanne Florence, ND 

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