Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is just one of the innovative treatment options available from the physicians and neurosurgeons team at Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute in Sarasota, Florida. This cutting-edge technology is key to helping chronic pain producing injuries heal safely and effectively. Our experienced team of leading professionals has remedied a wide range of musculoskeletal and joint-related problems with PRP treatment.
PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma, a modern treatment being offered in many sectors of medicine to help rejuvenate damaged tissue. It has much promise in the area of pain management but currently, its primary use is to ease conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as arthritis or tendonitis.
With this treatment, the Re3 team uses the body's own natural healing properties to promote faster and stronger tissue growth.
With PRP, the Re3 team will draw blood from the patient and spin out the red blood cells. What is left is called plasma. This plasma consists of a concentrated liquid full of growth factors and autologous platelets that aid in healing.
Once they have the plasma, it is injected back into the patient in the damaged area to aid in healing.
The PRP procedure is only minimally invasive. It requires just a blood draw and one or more injections to introduce the plasma into the tissue. Since the Re3 team is using each patient's own blood, there is no chance of rejection or transference of disease. There is, of course, a rare possibility of infection from the needles, but the staff takes precautions to ensure that doesn't happen.
PRP therapy is ideal for patients who might be looking at surgery unless a damaged area heals. A couple of examples of possible injuries include:
PRP is also a practical choice for those with wear and tear arthritis. It can help cartilage repair itself before there is too much damage.
It's possible the patient may feel a little achy, especially around the injection sites, for a couple of days after the treatment. This is a side effect of introducing growth factors into the area.
Inflammation may increase for a few days, as well, but, eventually, the pain should reduce naturally. The Re3 team will go over post-procedure instructions with each patient to keep them comfortable as the body heals.
The Re3 team will do a full exam on each patient and determine if PRP is a possible treatment. There are a few exceptions like patients with a blood disorder of some kind or who are immunosuppressed, but the team takes each case separately.