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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a relatively new treatment that can relieve pain by promoting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy is showing beneficial results with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, hip bursitis and ligament sprains. After an initial diagnosis, Dr. Buechel can determine if PRP Therapy, considered an advanced non-surgical treatment, is right for you. PRP has been used regularly for years by Dr. Buechel in the closure of his joint replacement incisions to promote and improve wound healing, reduce bleeding and reduce the incidence of infection. How does it work? The body responds to soft tissue injury by delivering platelet cells to the injury site. Platelets are packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process stimulates and increases the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To perform PRP therapy, a small amount of your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to spin the blood at high speeds, separating out the platelets. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly increasing the body’s natural healing signals. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of reaction. How long does it take? The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, including preparation and injection time. Performed safely in our office, PRP therapy can relieve pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery.  Most people can return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure. How often should this procedure be done? Up to three injections can be given within a six-month time period, usually injected two to three weeks apart. You may gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection. What should you expect? Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it can prove to have long lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a relatively new treatment that can relieve pain by promoting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy is showing beneficial results with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, hip bursitis and ligament sprains. After an initial diagnosis, Dr. Buechel can determine if PRP Therapy, considered an advanced non-surgical treatment, is right for you. PRP has been used regularly for years by Dr. Buechel in the closure of his joint replacement incisions to promote and improve wound healing, reduce bleeding and reduce the incidence of infection. How does it work? The body responds to soft tissue injury by delivering platelet cells to the injury site. Platelets are packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process stimulates and increases the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To perform PRP therapy, a small amount of your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to spin the blood at high speeds, separating out the platelets. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly increasing the body’s natural healing signals. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of reaction. How long does it take? The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, including preparation and injection time. Performed safely in our office, PRP therapy can relieve pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery.  Most people can return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure. How often should this procedure be done? Up to three injections can be given within a six-month time period, usually injected two to three weeks apart. You may gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection. What should you expect? Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it can prove to have long lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.
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