Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Madison & Stoughton, WI
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a powerful non-surgical treatment that's often used to accelerate healing. During PRP therapy at OrthoTeam Clinic Shoulder Center in Madison & Stoughton, Wisconsin, Dr. Rawal injects healing growth factors from your own blood into and around damaged tissue. PRP therapy is an innovative treatment that can help speed up joint and bone healing in a natural way. To schedule an appointment, call the office or reserve your appointment online today.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is sourced from a component of your blood called platelets. Platelets aid in blood clotting and are full of powerful proteins known as growth factors. These growth factors are an integral part of your body's innate healing process.
Although your body heals naturally over time thanks to the presence of these growth factors, it's possible to speed up the healing process by injecting PRP around a damaged or injured area. PRP has 5-10 times as many growth factors as ordinary blood, which allows for accelerated healing.
What injuries can PRP treat?
PRP can treat a variety of injuries. It's especially useful for soft tissue injuries such as torn ligaments, damaged joint tissues, and tendinitis. You may need PRP therapy to help you heal after a sports injury, motor vehicle accident, or workplace injury. Additionally, PRP may be helpful for bone healing in specific circumstances. Every day the science and data grows for use of PRP in shoulder injuries.
Several different factors can determine whether Dr. Rawal recommends PRP therapy for your injury, including the injury location, your current state of health, and whether you have a chronic or acute injury.
How does the PRP treatment process work?
During the first step of PRP therapy at OrthoTeam Clinic Shoulder Center, Dr. Rawal or an experienced member of his team draws a vial of blood from your arm. Dr. Rawal then uses a state-of-the-art centrifuge system to separate the platelets.
Dr. Rawal injects the concentrated platelets into your painful or injured area.
Dr. Rawal may use PRP during surgical procedures. If necessary, he can process the PRP in a specific way to make it thick enough to be stitched into your damaged tissue during surgery.
When will I see results from PRP therapy?
It depends on the extent of your injury or problem. You may see results within weeks, or it could take several months to notice the full benefits of PRP therapy.
To schedule a PRP consultation, call OrthoTeam Clinic Shoulder Center, or reserve an appointment online today.