When you’re looking for a natural approach to joint dysfunction, degenerative condition, or overuse injuries, consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. At Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy (M.O.S.T) in Potomac, Maryland, the fellowship-trained team uses platelets and growth factors gathered from your own body to enhance your healing. To learn more about this cutting-edge regenerative medicine procedure, call the office today to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book online. “M.O.S.T” serves the communities of Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Washington DC, Chevy Chase, Frederick, Poolesville, McLean, VA, Dulles, VA, and Fairfax, VA.
PRP Therapy Q & A
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy refers to the innovative regenerative medicine procedure that uses your body’s blood to improve healing. Your doctor at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy collects platelets and growth factors from your blood and injects them into your troublesome areas.
Because this plasma has 5-10 times more growth factors than your normal blood, it enhances your body’s ability to heal, drawing more stem cells and other growth factors to the treatment area.
What Happens During a PRP Treatment?
When you arrive at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy for your PRP treatment, you’re shown to a private room for treatment. Your doctor draws a vial of blood and places it a centrifuge, where spinning separates growth factors and platelets from the rest of the blood.
Your doctor then collects the platelets and other growth factors and prepares to inject them.
Although the PRP begins to work immediately, healing the damaged tissues that cause you pain and mobility issues, it can take several weeks to a couple of months before you see optimal benefits.
What Conditions Does PRP Therapy Treat?
Your Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy doctor uses PRP therapy to treat a variety of injuries and issues.
Although your doctor can administer these treatments anywhere, they’re most effective for chronic ligament and tendon issues that fail to respond to conservative treatments, such as:
- Lumbar spine pain
- Shoulder pain, including rotator cuff injuries
- Hip pain, including hamstring strains
- Knee sprains and instability
- Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
- Nerve entrapment syndromes, including carpal tunnel syndrome and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
In many cases, your orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist may opt for PRP therapy to delay surgery, including joint replacement. In some cases of osteoarthritis, PRP can lead to the cartilage regrowth, which can delay and even eliminate the need for surgery.
To learn more about this cutting-edge procedure call the office or schedule your first appointment online today.