Platelet rich plasma, or “PRP,” is used to restore and repair ligament or tendon sprains or tears. PRP is sought after for its non-invasive treatment method, which does not require surgery. Using the body’s natural healing system, PRP is designed to add platelets to damaged ligaments, tendons, or joints to aid in repairing the damaged tissue, allowing for healing to occur. The majority of patients that undergo treatment see positive results in as little as four to six weeks.
Conditions Commonly Used for PRP Treatment
To determine if you are a candidate, contact our Ogden medical spa to discuss your symptoms. Following a screening, we can determine the severity of your condition and if PRP treatment would be able to work effectively. Some of the conditions we treat with platelet rich plasma include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hamstring ad hip pain
- Ankle sprains
- Knee sprains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve pain problems
How Does PRP Work?
PRP has become an effective way to reduce the risk of surgery and improves the healing process. PRP is an effective treatment that is preferable for many patients since it is non-invasive. When you come into our medical office in Ogden, we will draw some blood to create the solution, normally taking about 30 minutes or less to draw and prepare the blood solution. We use a centrifuge machine to spin the blood and separate the red blood cells and platelets. The PRP is then ready to be used for the treatment injections.
The PRP treatment injection normally takes less than an hour from the blood draw to the injection. We inject the PRP directly into the injured area of the body. Normally the muscle, ligament, or joint are the common injection sites. We use fluoroscopy guidance to ensure we are injecting the right area. The number of injections required is based on the severity of the injury and how your body responds.
Patients may experience mild discomfort when they are undergoing the injection. Some patients experience tenderness in the area for a day, but normally goes away with over-the-counter Tylenol. Following treatment, you will begin to notice improvements in the area in the form of decreased pain or inflammation. Normally within six weeks, patients have been able to see improvements in the way the area feels.
Is PRP Safe?
Yes! We recommend PRP because it is a safe, natural way to aid in repairing damaged tissues. Since we use your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reactions occurring. We will have you undergo a complete evaluation and screening with our doctors prior to scheduling the PRP treatment.
To schedule your consultation, book online, or call our medical spa in Ogden today!