Platelet-rich plasma therapy (or PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets in order to increase several different growth factors. These factors can drastically increase the healing of bone and soft tissue. Normal blood contains about 6 percent platelets. However, platelet-rich plasma contains around 96 percent platelets. Since the blood used in the treatment comes from the patient, there is no risk of infection, rejection, or any other adverse side effects.
The professionals at Discover Optimal Healthcare will diagnose your specific condition and inform you if PRP therapy is right for you. The preparation for treatment takes a few hours since the blood needs to be extracted from the patient and then prepared separately. However, the application of platelet-rich plasma therapy only takes minutes and the recovery time is negligible. The overall time of healing after the treatment depends on the specific patient. It will typically take a few weeks, although the pain relief will be significantly higher than without the platelet-rich plasma therapy. The need for additional treatment or surgery is also significantly less when this therapy is applied.
If you have an injury that requires platelet-rich plasma therapy, look no further than Discover Optimal Healthcare. We will institute this revolutionary treatment to help you get back on your feet.