PRP Injections and the Body

The last decade of orthopedic research has seen a wide proliferation of the use of platelet-rich plasma injections to treat a variety of ailments from musculoskeletal pain to purely cosmetic refinement. Studies in PRP-injections suggest that these procedures can offer patients a variety of treatments by utilizing the patient’s own blood and bioproteins known as “growth factors,” aiding the body’s immune system and subsequently hastening the recovery process . This article introduces you to the PRP process as well as its applicability to a variety of ailments and treatment options.

So what is PRP? Known as a form of regenerative health medicine, platelet-rich plasma injections offer patients expedited recovery times by utilizing a sample of the patient’s own blood. Before the injection, doctors and professionals obtain a blood sample from the patient, spin it through a centrifuge (which effectively separates the blood sample into many components), and finally collect the platelet-rich plasma via this process. These higher concentrations of platelets are known as “growth factors” and play a key role in cell signaling, making recovery times faster and more effective.

What Does a PRP Injection Entail?

PRP-injections have been used for a wide-variety of different ailments and cosmetic amendments. First, let’s talk about why platelets are important when it comes to advances in regenerative medicine and then we’ll go through some of the most popular means for utilizing this treatment option.

Platelets are integral in the healing process because they are linked to the body’s ability to form blood clots and help the patient recover from trauma. The concentration of platelets in PRP-injections contributes to this significant decrease in recovery periods and recent studies have found them to be highly effective in treating many different tissues. When PRP is injected, the higher concentration of platelets supports the cells already treating the injury by releasing growth factors and speeding up the recovery time. In general, PRP-injections take 2-4 weeks to start working. For some tissues like hair and skin, the time to take effect is closer to 6 months. Fortunately, PRP-injections are considered low-risk because they’re autologous, or come from the patient themself.

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PRP-Injection Use Cases

So what are the primary treatment cases for PRP-injections? Historically, patients with musculoskeletal and orthopedic problems were the original benefactors from this treatment option. Ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles have all been treated with PRP-injections and are still considered the primary candidates for this treatment.

 Additionally, patients suffering osteoarthritis can consider PRP-injection treatment as a viable substitute for cortisone-injections. Because frequent cortisone-injections have been linked to a host of health detriments, PRP-injections might provide a solution that is much safer and effective in offering the patient relief and speedy recovery. Furthermore, minor surgeries for osteoarthritis have shown only mixed results in their efficacy, so much so that PRP-injections may provide a better solution. 

Drawing a small blood sample

Putting the sample in a centrifuge to isolate the Platelet-Rich Plasma

Injecting the Plasma into the treated area

Are PRP-Injections Right for You?

PRP-injections have been found to treat a multitude of ailments from musculoskeletal problems to facial cosmetic treatment for brighter complexion and renewed collagen, as well as effective treatment for male pattern baldness or alopecia. Frequency and intensity of treatments vary from person-to-person and will likely be discussed by trained professionals who can offer a more descriptive profile for treatment plans for each unique patient. Treatment plans range in cost depending on these factors and will be discussed more in depth with your provider, but overall, they’re considerably less expensive than surgery and in many cases, more effective. 

  Fortunately, PRP-injections have been rated as low-risk because they use the patient’s own blood for treatment purposes. Because of their high safety rating, PRP-injections have seen major growth in they’re application for a wide range of ailments. Side effects are generally mild for PRP-injections. The most common side effects patients may experience include irritation, mild discomfort, or minor bleeding around the injection site. This makes PRP-injections not only low risk but also very unobtrusive. Furthermore, many insurance carriers now have plans that cover or reimburse much of the costs of PRP-injections, making them much more accessible and affordable for those who are interested in seeking treatment. If you are interested in seeking out PRP-injection treatment, ask a medical professional what they can do for you and if treatment with this procedure is a viable option. 

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