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Why Has PRP Become a Popular Treatment?

Why Has PRP Become a Popular Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been gaining popularity, mostly because they have a wide range of uses. From wound healing to arthritic inflammation reduction, there isn’t a lot PRP can’t do. Another great use for PRP is accelerating the healing time of injuries, particularly sports injuries such as muscle tears.

This is possible because PRP injections have 5-10 times the amount of growth factors that your blood does on its own, giving it incredible healing properties.

At Manhattan Orthopedics located in Astoria, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, New York, our team of orthopedic specialists offer PRP injections to stimulate your body’s healing process and reduce your risk of needing reparative surgery. 

In this blog, we review everything you need to know about this innovative treatment.

How do PRP injections work?

PRP injections are made up of two things: platelets and plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, and platelets are the red blood cells that are vital for your body’s natural healing process. PRP injections contain a much higher concentration of these healing platelets than your blood does on its own. 

To make the PRP injection, our team takes a sample of your blood and places it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. We then inject the high concentration of platelets into the area that’s been injured to stimulate new tissue growth and regeneration.

What can PRP injections be used for?

Although you may need several rounds of injections to see optimal results, we recommend PRP injections for sports injuries that would otherwise require surgery if they didn’t respond to traditional lines of treatment. 

These injuries include:

Many of these injuries have a tremendously long recovery timeline, but PRP injections are a safe and effective treatment that speeds up the healing process, getting you back to your normal routine faster while also reducing pain. 

The bottom line

PRP injections are so incredibly popular because of the wonders that can do for the human body. They can speed up the recovery process of injuries that typically have a long, slow healing process. 

If you’d like to learn more about these healing injections, contact our team to set up a consultation. You can do this by calling your nearest office location or through our online scheduler today.

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