Platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy is an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate surgical healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal skin wounds; and help regrow muscle and bone.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy is an all natural treatment that speeds up and promotes healing. There is minimal downtime and fewer side effects compared to surgery or steroid injections. When physical therapy, bracing or treatment with medication do not provide symptomatic relief, PRP therapy can help treat the following:
Muscle strains and sprains
Rotator cuff injuries
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
ACL, MCL and meniscal tears
PRP Therapy Promotes Natural Healing in the Body
Platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that offers an alternative for people who may be considering joint replacement or elective surgery due to arthritis or injury. PRP therapy is prepared from your own blood. This means that there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission as well as a very minimal risk of infection. A local anesthetic is used so there is only mild discomfort during the procedure – similar to what one would feel receiving a flu shot. Fluoroscopic guidance is used to assist in the precise placement of the PRP injection. There may be mild pain or swelling at the injection site once the procedure is completed. However, the majority of patients are able to return to their usual activities with no downtime.
BOOK YOUR PRP THERAPY APPOINTMENT WITH MEMPHIS STEM CELL INSTITUTE
At Memphis Stem Cell Institute, the team of professionals provide specialized care without risky surgery. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday. Call us at (901) 237-0484 and our helpful team will schedule your appointment for optimal health!