When it comes to recovering from injuries, especially in the realm of orthopedics, our bodies are often the best allies.
One powerful approach to boosting your body’s natural responses is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This orthobiologic treatment has proven to be increasingly effective in treating a myriad of conditions.
Orthopedic Associates of Long Island (OALI) specializes in these orthobiologic treatments designed to help your body, and have proven highly effective for many injuries.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Your blood is a mix of red and white cells, platelets, and plasma. While platelets are commonly associated with clotting, they actually offer much more. They’re loaded with growth factors that stimulate tissue repair. PRP involves isolating these platelets from your blood and concentrating them to supercharge their healing abilities. In a process called centrifugation, a customized PRP mixture is created for the needs of each patient and their specific injuries.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP works by leveraging the power of the body. When an injury occurs, platelets rush to the site to initiate healing through blood clotting. Then they release growth factors and other proteins, which attract stem cells and additional cells to the area. Together, these cells can more quickly repair the damaged tissue. With an injection of a concentrated form of PRP into the injured area, the body gets a boost of its own resources.
What Conditions Can PRP Treat?
PRP therapy is a flexible treatment helpful in a wide variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. This includes the treatment of tendon injuries like tennis elbow, partial tears, osteoarthritis, cartilage and ligament injuries, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and much more. The goal is to repair damaged tissues, reduce pain, and improve overall function, capitalizing on your body’s own capability to restore itself.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re struggling with persistent pain or still recovering from an injury, PRP therapy could offer a viable and effective treatment option.
At OALI, a team of specialists can guide you through the most effective treatment plan for your needs. To learn more or to schedule a consultation at any of OALI’s eight locations across Long Island, NY, call today at 631.689.6698.