Regenerative orthopedics/sports medicine is one of the fastest-growing and most promising fields of medical practice. It operates on the bleeding edge of medical technology and offers patients non-surgical options to get relief from joint, bone, and musculoskeletal pain.
Longview Orthopedic offers one type of regenerative medicine treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. The treatment offers patients a non-surgical option for orthopedic treatments. It makes for a potent therapy that can relieve pain, increase recovery speed, and potentially eliminate the need for surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) helps regenerate damaged and degraded tissues. PRP injections contain factors and proteins found in the patient’s blood that speed recovery and encourage the regrowth of tissues more quickly.
PRP is derived from the patient’s blood. A sample is taken and run through a centrifuge that separates the plasma. This plasma, rich in growth factors, proteins, and blood platelets, is then injected into the treatment area. The factors encourage regeneration while the blood platelets attract stem cells to the area.