Damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or bone can cause extreme discomfort and prevent your body from performing the way it should. When tissues are damaged, it usually takes a while for them to heal completely. However, there is a solution that injects plasma back into an injured or problematic area of your body to get you moving again in no time.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a treatment that is designed to promote healing upon injection. It was produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
These injections are derived from a patient’s own blood. Plasma is a component of blood that contains special proteins that allow the blood to properly clot. Plasma also contains proteins that support cell growth.
What Can PRP Injections Fix?
PRP injections are beneficial for specific applications. The applications include:
- PRP can be injected into the scalp to prevent hair loss and promote growth.
- Tendons connect muscles to bones. After an injury, they usually heal relatively slowly. However, PRP can speed up the healing process. These injections can be used to treat chronic tendon problems like tennis elbow, tendonitis at the ankle, or jumper’s knee.
Acute Sports Injuries
- PRP injections can treat pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.
PRP Injections From PA Vascular
PA Vascular Institute offers PRP injections as part of a quick outpatient procedure that will allow you to get back to your daily routine after just a few short days. We offer these injections, botox, and many other minimally-invasive injectable treatments for residents of King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and surrounding and PA areas.
We focus on improving the health of individuals by offering minimally invasive treatment methods. We treat various diseases, conditions, and cancers through imaging technology, injections, and more. All of our treatments are designed to get you back on your feet in no time. Whereas surgery is a dangerous process that requires at least a few weeks of recovery, our outpatient procedures are completely safe and allow you to feel great and get moving again.
The 45-90 minute injection process is fairly simple. First, a sample of your blood will be drawn. The amount of blood will be determined by the spot where the PRP will be injected. The blood will then be placed into a machine that separates the blood components. Then, the separated plasma will be prepared for injection.
Imaging will be used to pinpoint the exact location of where the PRP will be injected.
To get your body moving the way you want it to again, a PRP injection may be the perfect quick fix to heal your body and reduce your pain. While healing may happen naturally, it can take a while for a part of your body to completely get back in shape. If you are constantly moving or participating in physical activity, you might not be able to wait for your body to heal on its own. That’s why we offer quick and simple PRP injections.
Our PRP injections allow residents of King of Prussia, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, and other PA areas to get their body back in shape and heal a variety of injuries and conditions.
To learn more about our PRP injections, contact PA Vascular Institute today to see if you’re a candidate.