PRP for Acute Ligament and Tendon Recovery
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a new treatment option for those with injuries, especially in the field of pain therapy and tendon/ligament conditions. Over the years, the treatment therapy has gained a following from people such as Tiger Woods receiving it and becoming more in the public light. You may not understand what PRP is or what it does, and we at Advance Medical Solutions, your choice for innovative medicine in Myrtle Beach, SC, are here to answer your questions.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma has a concentration of platelets, typically a lot more than normal plasma. Platelets are the components of blood that help in clotting, but also is an important part of injury healing with their growth factor proteins. Having this super enhanced plasma helps boost the healing rate and speeds up the recovery rate of injuries.
How do You Get PRP?
After blood is taken from the donor, it is separated in a centrifuge where the platelets are taken from the other types of blood cells. These are then put into the patient with the injury so that there is a higher number of platelets than normal to stimulate healing and help with pain management.
What Can Be Treated with PRP?
Tendon and ligament conditions are the main injuries, but it is also possible in those with osteoarthritis. There are a few things that can sway the effectiveness of the PRP pain relief, such as the health of the patient receiving PRP, the area of treatment, the preparation of the PRP, and if the injury is acute or chronic. A thorough consultation can help guide whether this is right for specific conditions in specific patients.
Some Conditions that May Be Candidates for PRP Therapy
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Jumper’s Knee
- Pulled Hamstring
- Knee Sprains
- After ACL surgery
- After Rotator Cuff surgery
Visit Us for PRP to Help with Pain Relief and Pain Management
We at Advance Medical Solutions, your choice for innovative medicine in Myrtle Beach, SC, are here to answer your questions about platelet-rich plasma and can see if it is right for you. Call or come by our office to get a consultation about PRP, tendon and ligament conditions, and other pain therapy. We will work with you in assessing your condition and help go over the treatment options that may be a candidate in helping you heal with less pain, leading to a better recovery. Call us at (843) 742-7922. Our office helps you avoid drugs and surgery.