Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Your blood contains all different types of cells, each with a unique function. One of these types of cells, platelets, are uniquely responsible for wound healing and treating injury.

When platelets are more concentrated in one area, the body performs soft tissue repair and regrowth faster and more efficiently.

When should I consider PRP Therapy?

PRP Therapy should be considered when your body hasn't healed itself after an adequate amount of time.

If an injury hasn't healed and you're still experiencing pain, slow healing or weakness at the site then PRP Therapy can be considered by your doctor. If the doctor decides your injury will not respond to PRP alone, stem cell therapy may be recommended.

Will PRP Therapy help pain?

At Synergy Medical Centers, we've seen up to 80% of patients report a reduction in pain, some have even experienced a total reduction in pain and complete healing.

If your injury is slightly more serious then a stronger therapy like stem cell therapy will be recommended.

How is the PRP procedure performed?

It's a very simple, non-surgical procedure, that is performed in our office and only takes around an hour.

A small amount of blood will be taken and ran through a centrifuge, separating the blood cells. The concentrated platelets will be separated and reinjected into the site of your injury.

The entire procedure is nearly painless and very quick. Once the procedure is finished, you should notice an improvement between 6-12 weeks, sometimes requiring another treatment after 4-6 weeks. Most patients need very minimal downtime and return to work sometimes as soon as the day following their procedure.

How safe is the PRP procedure?

It's done in a sterile environment and it's a simple safe procedure.

Since the therapy uses your own blood cells, there is no chance of rejection.

PRP therapy treats the following conditions
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, and hip
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • ACL tears
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Shoulder pain
  • and more...