After a thorough physical exam and information gathering, PRP preparation involves a normal blood draw, which is followed by using a specialized centrifuge and extraction process to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. Finally, an injection procedure is used to directly apply the liquid PRP to the affected tissues. The preparation phase takes 15-20 minutes, while the injection process typically takes 5-10 minutes or less. To maximize comfort, a local anesthetic (numbing agent) is usually injected into the treatment site before applying Platelet Rich Plasma and may be added into the PRP mixture itself.
Common areas treated with PRP include hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows forearms, and wrists. This can include conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis (including tennis elbow), ligamentous laxity (higher than normal joint mobility), or even joint sprains. PRP therapy can decrease or eliminate pain, improve joint function and mobility, and shorten healing times when used appropriately. It has many benefits to the body including cosmetic PRP also.
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