If you regularly suffer from joint pain or experience a sports-related injury, PRP therapy provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option. At MidJersey Orthopaedics in Flemington and Bridgewater, New Jersey, our team of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine experts proudly offers several types of regenerative medicine, including PRP therapy. To see if you’re a candidate, request an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge regenerative medicine technique that uses your blood’s growth factors, that are found in platelets, to ease inflammation and promote recovery. It’s thought that injecting platelet-rich plasma into areas of damaged tissue encourages your body’s natural healing process.
Research regarding PRP therapy is still in its early stages, but it shows great promise. During the course of the last decade, a growing number of professional athletes have used these injections to avoid the need for surgery.
At MidJersey Orthopaedics, our team uses PRP therapy to ease pain and inflammation caused by a variety of common musculoskeletal problems, including:
You might also benefit from PRP therapy if you’re living with osteoarthritis. One clinical study found that PRP therapy provides more effective relief than traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
Occasionally, our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics uses PRP therapy to encourage post-surgical repair.
Only a qualified medical professional like those at MidJersey Orthopaedics can determine if you’re a candidate for PRP therapy. During the initial consultation, your physician conducts a complete medical history and performs a comprehensive physical examination. Make sure to let your doctor know about any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you’re taking.
Usually, x-rays are taken as well.
On the day of your PRP therapy appointment, your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician draws a sample of your blood and places it in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins around, separating your plasma from the rest of your blood.
Afterward, your physician injects the PRP solution into the injured or affected area. Once the PRP enters this area, it goes to work promoting new cell growth and circulation, while easing pain.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of PRP therapy, request an appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics today by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online scheduling tool.