PRP therapy is an innovative approach to regenerative medicine. It harnesses your body’s natural ability to produce stem cells and enhances it, promoting and accelerating healing.
When you see Dr. Vogt or Dr. Hunnius for PRP therapy, they extract a vial of your blood and place it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates your blood platelets and growth factors from the other blood components.
The platelets and growth factors are collected and purified, then reinjected into your designated treatment area. That provides your body with exactly what it needs to stimulate stem cell growth and healing.
The whole procedure takes 15-20 minutes, and the restorative benefits begin immediately. As soon as the treatment’s complete, you’re free to return to your normal activities.
PRP therapy is a low-risk, noninvasive treatment. It can heal orthopedic conditions like arthritis, tendon injuries, and ligament injuries anywhere in the body. It also benefits people who aren’t candidates for surgery or want to avoid surgery due to age, health, or other concerns.
Other benefits include:
Only you and your doctor can decide if PRP is right for you. If you’ve tried traditional medical approaches to heal injuries and reduce pain but haven’t found relief, PRP therapy may be your solution. Your doctor may also recommend it when you want to avoid surgery and get long-lasting pain relief.
There are certain times PRP isn't recommendable, including when you’re pregnant or on a blood thinner and unable to stop. Dr. Vogt or Dr. Hunnius may have special requirements for PRP therapy if you have an active infection or certain bleeding disorders.
To learn more about regenerative medicine, talk to an expert at the SMaRT Institute today. Call the office or book your appointment online now.
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