Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has made huge strides in the medical field. Recognized for both its aesthetic and functional purposes, PRP can accelerate healing in almost any area of the body. This substance, which is derived from the patient’s own blood, can even help repair musculoskeletal injuries and disorders that would otherwise prevent a patient from living comfortably. If you would like to learn more about PRP and how it could help you, contact Flores Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation.
How Does Treatment with PRP Work?
Before any treatment can begin, a small sample of blood is first drawn from the patient’s body. This sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other parts of the blood. Once the plasma has been separated and concentrated into the desired amount, it can then be re-injected into areas of the body that need it most. For a patient experiencing musculoskeletal pain, these areas often include the joints, shoulder injuries, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, meniscus disorders and more.
Once administered to the area to be treated, PRP quickly goes to work stimulating healthy cell regeneration. Growth factors within PRP can help the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones produce new and healthy cells. This can be especially beneficial if these areas have not healed on their own after a considerable period of time.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP for Musculoskeletal Disorders?
If you have reached a point at which pain or difficulty moving has negatively impacted your quality of life, you may be able to benefit from treatment with PRP. This is also a good option for patients who do not want or cannot undergo surgery. Because PRP is made with the patient’s own blood, virtually anyone makes a good candidate and does not need to worry about having an adverse reaction to their treatment.
When Will I See Results?
This will depend on a variety of factors such as the severity of your musculoskeletal pain. You may also need a series of treatment sessions to get the best results. However, many patients report less pain a few weeks after treatment as cell regeneration begins.
Learn More About Musculoskeletal Treatment with PRP
If you are living with a musculoskeletal disorder or injury that has not properly healed on its own, you could be a good candidate for PRP therapy at Flores Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Miami to learn more.