platelet rich plasma

PRP Injections

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and it plays a key role in the healing of any soft tissue damage and wounds that may appear on an individual. PRP uses a portion of the individual patient's blood to promote the healing of injured tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

The first use of PRP injections was seen in the early 90s and was done in plastic surgery settings and oral surgical settings. The practice of PRP injections is considered safe and at Stem Cell and PRP Injections, we would love to speak with you about the process and help you better understand how these injections can help treat your condition. Please call our office today!

What Is PRP?

What is PRP? Platelet rich plasma is derived from your own blood through an aseptic technique. The blood is drawn from the patient into a sterilized tube. The tube is then centrifuged, and the activated platelets are then withdrawn from the tube and inserted into the patient where the tissue is abnormal or where tissue healing is desired.

Advantages of PRP Therapy in New York

There are several advantages to PRP therapy and many patients consider it, especially when other traditional treatments fail to work and provide the desired results. Some of the benefits of this type of treatment include:

  • Helps treat pain that is unresponsive to other medications
  • Reduces symptoms
  • Has minimal side effects
  • Uses your own platelets for better success
  • Decreases osteoarthritis symptoms quickly.

Who Is a Candidate for PRP Injections in NYC?

Most people can benefit from PRP injections in NYC, but there are some individuals who make better candidates than others. People who suffer from the following conditions will benefit the most:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Injuries from exercising, weight lifting, and sports
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain in the knee, back, etc.
  • Sciatica

Effective PRP Treatment in New York

PRP works to help your body heal and is injected directly into any of the affected tissues you may have. The idea behind the treatment is to generate tissue growth and healing. For example, if you have a damaged tendon or ligament, the PRP injection will go into the injured area and will work to tighten that tendon or ligament.

Research that has been conducted shows that PRP injections can stimulate replication of cells and repair the muscular and skeletal structures.

If you want to learn more about PRP therapy, contact Our Office Today