Platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy NYC is a fairly new type of treatment that uses platelets from a person’s blood to create a gel that encourages the body to create more collagen. First, platelets and fibrin are removed from the patient’s blood after the blood has been spun in a centrifuge. They are then mixed with gel that is activated by calcium chloride or thrombin. This creates a platelet-rich fibrin matrix and it is the different components of this matrix trigger the body’s healing systems. While PRP therapy NYC has become known to many for its cosmetic applications, it was originally created for other medical uses, including joint therapy.
PRP Therapy NYC for pain relief
PRP by Dr. Kerns is used as a form of pain relief and healing method for osteoarthritis found in the hip, knee, shoulder, and spine. Additionally, it can be used to help alleviate pain and promote healing from rotator cuff tears, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, back and neck pain, chronic plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, ligament sprains, and tennis elbow. Together with TENS and Medical Massage, Platelet Rich Plasma can alleviate pain induced by trauma, arthritis, over usage and micro trauma of almost any joint.
How PRP therapy NYC Works
When an injury first occurs, the body responds by sending platelet cells to the site of the injured soft tissue.
Once the platelets reach the area, these begin to repair the damage and encourage new growth. They also attract attention of nearby stem cells, which assist in making repairs.
The platelet rich plasma is injected at the area. It begins to increase the body’s natural healing process by adding a high concentration of platelets to the damaged area. Because of the mixture of other ingredients to the platelet rich fibrin matrix, the body quickly starts healing.
No Transfusion Danger
Covered by some Private Medical Insurance, PRP is an exceptionally safe procedure, performed in sterile environment in a medical office; there is no danger of infection or allergic reaction. The main reason for this is that the patient’s own blood is used to create the platelet rich fibrin matrix. Nothing is transmitted from patient to patient.
PRP Therapy NYC Length
The first part of the procedure is the longest. Our physician Dr. Kerns uses digital imaging technology to map the affected joint. The patient’s blood is drawn in a similar manner as a blood test. That blood then has to be separated so the platelets can be harvested. Then the platelet rich fibrin matrix must be created. Once the final mixture is finished, it is injected into the injured area. This can be done in any medical office; no surgery, hospital stay, or even anesthesia is necessary. Patients are able to return to normal activities immediately.
Generally, no more than three treatments are done within a six-month window. Normally, treatments are spaced out by two or three weeks. However, most patients report feeling extreme pain relief and increased mobility after the first or second treatment.
Studies have shown that the treatment is able to relieve pain, and MRI images and ultrasounds have shown that the tissue does heal more quickly when PRP therapy NYC is used. Overall, this method may result in the need for fewer surgeries due to the accelerated healing it provides.