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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

The Healing Power of Your Own Blood

The human body has an innate ability to heal itself, which is why PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Therapy is so effective.
PRP is a regenerative therapy that uses a patient’s own blood to repair tissue that has been damaged due to new or old injuries and everyday wear-and-tear. Many athletes credit PRP’s accelerated healing capabilities for getting them back into competition faster after an injury or surgery.

What to Expect

The process begins with our healthcare professional drawing a patient’s blood, then rotating that blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. Next, the healthcare professional injects the platelet-rich plasma into the injured area.

The PRP proteins, called growth factors, stimulate tissue recovery with the increase of healthy blood flow into the affected tendon, joint or ligament. The patient can begin to see improvement within a few weeks as the body regenerates.

Treats Many Conditions

When comparing PRP to commonly prescribed cortisone injections, PRP is significantly superior. While both treatments relieve pain and decrease inflammation, PRP goes a major step further by stimulating long-term healing. The advantage of PRP is that it allows your own platelets to accelerate your own body’s natural healing process. Below are some of the conditions that PRP is used to treat:photo of knee pain

  • Arthritis of the shoulder, hip and knee
  • Knee injuries
  • Knee meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears and injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon, muscle, ligament injuries
  • Most musculoskeletal injuries

Free Consultation or More Information

For a free consultation, call NJ Spine & Joint at (973) 433-0889 or contact us.

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