Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative, all-natural regenerative treatment option for tendon and ligament injuries as well as joint pain. It is a safe nonsurgical approach that utilizes the proteins and growth factors contained within platelets and plasma from your own blood.
Steps of PRP Therapy
Collection of Blood
Separation of Platelets
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments do not contain any drugs, steroids, narcotics or NSAIDs, are performed in the office and do not require surgery. Dr. Krasnick performs injections under ultrasound guidance, so he is highly accurate in injecting the treatment to the exact location needed. These treatments allow the body’s own natural healing powers to recover and restore to health.
If you are looking for a non-surgical, drug-free, natural, alternative pain treatment, then contact us at (734) 585-5653 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krasnick.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) FAQ
Why are platelets used in this treatment?
The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process resulting in new collagen formation.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) work?
What can I expect from my Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment?
For this procedure you will have blood drawn in the office, typically 60 cc of blood, which is then spun down and your platelets collected. The platelets are then injected into the area causing your pain. The procedure typically takes one hour. There can be a small amount of discomfort that may require pain medication such as Tylenol for one to two days.