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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Seattle Regenerative Medicine doctors are experts in the cutting edge fields of STEM cell and PRP therapy for the rejuvenation of the back, knees and joints of the body using the body's own cells to treat the affected area.

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What is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that contain large quantities of healing proteins. These proteins initiate and accelerate new tissue growth within tendons, ligaments, and intervertebral discs to repair damage and relieve symptoms for patients with orthopedic-related chronic pain.

Ankle

Platelet enriched plasma or PRP offers suffers of ankle arthritis, cartilage injury or Plantar Fasciitis; a non-surgical alternative. Using PRP therapy derived from extracted plasma and concentrating the platelets within. PRP therapy promotes new cellular growth and accelerates your bodies own healing process in the ankle.

Back

PRP injections have show to be effective for suffers of chronic lumbar "lower-back" pain. Promoting the heal and repair for some of the most common causes of chronic low-back pain including damaged discs, compression of spinal nerve roots, disc herniation, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.

Elbow

Platelet-Rich Plasma helps with the healing process for elbow related injuries including Tennis Elbow, tendon or ligament tears and receptive use injuries. Blood platelets attract your bodies healing growth factors, so by using image guided injections of PRP of the your own platelets at the site of the injury the healing process will be accelerated.

Hip

PRP has shown great promise in stimulating repair of body tissues in and around the hip joint. Mimics the body's innate response to an injury stimulating platelet activation. The activated platelets plays a dynamic role in the soft tissue healing of the tendons, ligaments and cartilage tissue of the hip. In osteoarthritis of the hip, PRP can enhance the body's normal healing response for acute chronic condition. Resulting in the development of new collagen, and healing growth factors.

Knee

Knee pain patients suffering from osteoarthritis, cartilage detention, ligament / tendon tears, or repetitive use injuries of the knee; have found relief with ultrasound guided PRP injection therapy. The Platelet Rich Plasma is injected at the injury site, accelerating the body own natural healing process.

Neck

Neck pain that is the result of every day active can develop in to a chronic long term condition if not treated. Injuries including Whiplash, Cervical Radiculopathy, annular tears of the cervical disc, or sport related injuries can all be treated with Platelet Rich Plasma. Using you body's own platelets to promote healing growth factors at the injection site can accelerated the healing process well providing relief fro the chronic pain.

Shoulder

Common shoulder injuries that are the result of repetitive or active use can often be treated with ultrasound guided PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy. Rotator Cuff Tear and osteoarthritis of the shoulder from Golf, Tennis, Baseball, or just active lifestyle the source of discomfort and soft tissue pain, are injected with PRP derived from your bodies platelet will attract healing growth factors to the injury site promoting shorter non-surgical recovery.

  • Why should I consider a PRP injection?
    Why should I consider a PRP injection?

    Injecting a patient’s own PRP into damaged tissue is an effective, safe, and minimally invasive treatment option. By enhancing the body’s own natural healing abilities, patients are able to enjoy a faster and more thorough healing process that relieves symptoms, allowing them to return to their regular activities.

  • What happens during a PRP procedure?
    What happens during a PRP procedure?

    During the PRP procedure, initially, blood is drawn from an IV in your arm. This blood is first separated via centrifugation into the platelets, white blood cells, plasma and red blood cells. The platelets and plasma are then isolated and concentrated via centrifugation. The end product is a plasma with a high concentration of platelets. This solution is loaded into a sterile syringe, ready for injection.

    The PRP injection is performed the same day, as part of the same outpatient procedure. The whole process from blood draw to injection typically takes less than an hour to complete, sometimes more depending on the site of injection. During the injection procedure, either ultrasound or fluoroscopy will be utilized to visualize the site of injury and ensure that the solution is injected right at the target site.

  • How does PRP differ from JuvaStem Therapy?
    How does PRP differ from JuvaStem Therapy?

    PRP is derived from your blood, not bone marrow. Therefore, PRP does not contain stem cells, only the growth factors and platelets found in plasma.

  • Is PRP safe?
    Is PRP safe?

    Yes, PRP has minimal risk because the treatment utilizes your own blood platelets and plasma. This eliminates the risk that the injection will transmit disease or be rejected by your body.

  • When can I expect relief following PRP treatment?
    When can I expect relief following PRP treatment?

    This is somewhat unknown and impossible to predict. PRP itself does not provide immediate relief, rather it sets into motion a repair mechanism that takes time and varies depending on the individual patient and their specific condition.


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