Fort Myers Office

6150 Diamond Centre Court, Bldg.100

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Off Metro Parkway near Gulf Coast Hospital.

Phone: 239-768-6396

Port Charlotte Office

3380 Tamiami Trail, Unit 3

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Phone: 941-467-1666

Naples Office

5668 Strand Court

Naples, FL 34110

Phone: 239-687-2165

Clermont Office

821 Oakley Seaver Drive

Clermont, FL 34711

Phone: 407-614-5900

Lady Lake Office

733 County Road 466

Lady Lake, FL 32159

Phone: 352-775-3339

Sun City Center Office

137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Unit 204

Sun City Center, FL 33573

Phone: 813-530-2799

Clearwater Office

600 Lakeview Rd., Suite B/C

Clearwater, FL 33776

Phone: 727-232-9599

Winter Park Office

1573 W. Fairbanks, Suite 200

Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407-637-8300

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

A Non-Surgical Option for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Revolutionary Treatment that Relieves Pain by Promoting Long Lasting Healing of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Revolutionary Treatment that Relieves Pain by Promoting Long Lasting Healing of Musculoskeletal Conditions
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Soft tissue injuries including tendon and ligament trauma accounts for 45% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the USA. For many years, our best option for treating musculoskeletal injuries, sprains and strains was to inject local (numbing) anesthetics and anti-inflammatory steroids into the affected area to reduce swelling and pain.

Over time, we have learned that although steroid injections can be helpful and effective, prolonged and repeated use may not be beneficial. Fortunately for our patients today, advances in science have allowed us to find new and targeted approaches to treating these kinds of injuries. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is an “autologous blood therapy” that uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. PRP provides an alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma

 

PRP is an FDA-approved therapeutic injection process for the growth, repair, and rehabilitation of connective tissue, such as shoulders, knees, hips, neck, back, etc. PRP therapy aides the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets, directly into the area of need. Platelet Rich Plasma involves drawing a sample of your blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge to isolate the blood platelets. This Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is precisely injected back into the area in need of repair, enhancing the healing process. The process has been shown to be safe and effective in treating the following common conditions:

 

Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip & Spine
Rotator Cuff Strains & Tears
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Pelvic Pain & Instability
Back & Neck Injuries / Pain
Tennis Elbow
Tendonitis & Ligament Sprains
Chronic Knee Pain
Muscle Strains

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

Platelet-Rich PlasmaTo prepare the PRP injection, blood is drawn from the patient and is spun in a centrifuge at a high speed so that it is separated into is four components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. At that point, some of the plasma is removed, and the remaining plasma is mixed back in with the platelets. This forms a very “platelet-rich plasma” solution which is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?What Are the Expected Results?

Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have 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 very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both 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 PlasmaIs PRP Right for Me?

If you have a tendon or ligament injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring, and alleviates further degeneration of the tissues. No ill effects have been reported in any of the many studies executed. This process uses the patient’s own blood thereby eliminating any chance of rejection response and minimizes the likelihood of injection. There will be an initial evaluation with your doctor to see if PRP therapy is right for you.

How Long Does it Take?

Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP therapy is a fast and painless procedure. All treatments are performed in office and takes approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Infact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.

Call today for your no-cost consultation!

Do not live another day in pain. You deserve to live pain free! To learn more about our Platelet-Rich Treatment or if you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma, please call Physicians Rehabilitation to schedule a No-Cost Consultation.