The medical community is finding diverse new uses for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, ranging from hair regrowth to faster healing in plastic surgery and dentistry. The reason PRP is enjoying such a wealth of attention is because of its proven efficacy in its primary application: tissue regeneration for musculoskeletal injuries: in other words, injuries to muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons.
Because it promotes healing, PRP has taken the NFL by storm and has become common practice among many sports medicine specialists and anti-aging medical professionals.
Fixing What’s Broken
While traditional medical practices such as surgery are still often necessary, PRP supplements these practices by using blood from a patient’s own body to encourage the regrowth of damaged tissue and facilitate healing. PRP concentrates in the affected area the chemicals that your body naturally produces to speed up the healing process. According to the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine, PRP has been used in musculoskeletal applications including:
- Total joint replacement (hips, knees, etc.)
- Bone grafting
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- ACL injuries
- Patella tendon injuries
- Muscle strains
PRP at Evolved Medical
PRP can provide pain relief and even delay or completely avoid the need for surgery. PRP can be use to treat common conditions such as Tennis Elbow, and knee or shoulder injuries and arthritis.
As with any procedure performed at Evolved Medical, we will first evaluate your condition and test you to determine hormone and other levels in your blood. Once we have established a baseline, we will provide you with our recommendations and a personalized treatment plan. Please contact us today for a free consultation to learn if PRP is for you.