PRP Therapy Specialist

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialist located in San Diego, CA

When medications and joint injections aren’t enough to reduce pain from injuries or disease, you may be a good candidate for the innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments available at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. The experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons offers the convenience of in-office PRP treatments at their office in San Diego to reduce your pain and increase your mobility when other therapies can’t. Learn more about the benefits of PRP treatments by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

PRP Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

PRP treatments use your body’s own healing abilities to help you recover from a variety of injuries affecting your ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Treatments use the platelet-rich plasma found in your own blood, which contains special growth factors to regenerate new cells. When injected into the site of an injury, these new cells replace unhealthy, damaged cells to improve the efficiency and speed of your healing.

How do PRP treatments work?

Your doctor at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. extracts a sample of your blood. Before they can inject it back into your body, your physician must prepare it in a device known as a centrifuge.

The centrifuge machine quickly spins the blood, separating the PRP from the other materials and producing a high concentration of plasma that contains the growth factors. Your doctor then injects this plasma into the area of your injury.

As new cells develop over time, you can experience relief from pain, inflammation, and mobility issues related to your injury.

What conditions can PRP treat?

PRP treatments are effective at helping you recover more efficiently from a number of injuries and relieving pain associated with:

  • Arthritis
  • Torn tendons
  • Muscle sprains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Chronic joint disease

Your doctor at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. can evaluate your medical history and the severity of your symptoms to determine if PRP treatments can help you.

How long do results from PRP treatments last?

It takes time to experience relief of pain and inflammation following a PRP injection as your body continues to develop newer, healthy cells.

You may notice a significant difference in your pain and overall functionality within four to six weeks of treatment. As new cells grow, your results can continue improving.

For some, PRP treatments provide long-term results without any follow-up treatment. Your doctor continues to monitor your condition and symptoms to ensure you enjoy a high quality of life.

If you suffer from chronic pain or limited mobility due to an injury or underlying disease, you may benefit from innovative platelet-rich plasma treatments. Call San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. or book a consultation online today to learn more about your options for PRP treatments.

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