Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary technology in the medical industry. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy uses an injection of a concentration of a person’s platelets to accelerate the healing of injured ligaments, tendons, and joints. Here at Buchanan Health Center – Integrated Medical Services in Leesburg, we recommend PRP therapy, since it uses your own body’s healing system to solve musculoskeletal problems.
How PRP Therapy Works as Regenerative Medicine
Our specialists extract your blood and place it in tubes in a centrifuge machine. The machine aids in concentrating your platelets. Platelets are the type of blood cell that makes your blood clot and boosts your healing process. Regenerative medicine is made possible by compounds in platelets called growth factors which help cells renew and repair. The activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured tissue, and at times ultrasound is used to guide the injection into your body. The whole process takes roughly 30 minutes from the extraction to the injection.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy boosts the healing process for injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and acute injuries from sports, such as pulled hamstrings. Conditions such as osteoarthritis cause inflammation and pain in joints, PRP therapy can help to reduce the inflammation.
Pro-athletes have embraced PRP therapy because it helps them recover faster. Most of us usually opt for non-invasive procedures, and our PRP therapy offers you this. Our injections are safe with minimal side effects. Our specialists always advocate using little to no strong medications like anti-inflammatory drugs and opiates. Therapy will help to reduce pain without the need of depending on medication.
Contact Us Today
Contact us for regenerative medicine as a viable treatment option. At Buchanan Health Center – Integrated Medical Services in Leesburg and The Villages, you will receive great care at the hands of our specialists. Call us today at (352) 787-8531 and book your appointment.