Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are an increasingly popular form of regenerative medicine, which uses a patient’s own blood to help speed up the healing process following an injury. At Ogden Clinic in Utah, our specialists use platelet-rich plasma injections to help reduce inflammation and hasten the healing process after a sports injury and to improve some arthritic conditions. PRP injections are still undergoing study and clinical trials, but the specialists at Ogden Clinic hope to see continued improvement in tissue growth and increased healing of injuries for patients in Utah.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are a viable treatment options for injuries and conditions including:
Platelets are an integral part of the blood, which are responsible for clotting. The platelets, as well as the plasma portion of the blood, are responsible for cell multiplication and specialization which are necessary processes for the body to heal from injuries. This is why platelet-rich plasma injections are so beneficial for patients at Ogden Clinic.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are made from a patient’s own blood. This type of regenerative medicine requires a blood sample from the patient, which is then put through a machine called a centrifuge. This machine separates the blood into all the different components it is comprised of including platelets and plasma. Once the platelet-rich plasma is collected and treated it can be delivered through an injection to the injured bone or tissue on the patient. The use of platelet-rich plasma injections has shown to aid in the healing process of various injuries through reducing inflammation and encouraging new cell growth.
Following platelet-rich plasma injections a patient must refrain from exercise and sports activities until their doctor-prescribed physical therapy program begins at Ogden Clinic.
The sports medicine team at Ogden Clinic is always seeking out innovative treatments for injuries in athletes and older adults. If you believe you are a good candidate for platelet-rich plasma injections or would simply like more information, contact the specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah today!