Plasma Injections Michigan
Many of the patients that come to us here at The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine suffer from musculoskeletal injuries, often causing severe long-term pain and physical disability. Anyone who maintains fixed positions, performs repetitive movements of the limbs, puts pressure on various body parts or works at high speeds are at risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Particularly prevalent in sports, these disorders involve damage to the muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and soft tissues.
The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine treats several of these types of injuries, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis to tenosynovitis and bursitis. Traditional treatment involves the use of medications, physical therapy or surgery. We believe there’s a better way: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
Utilizing your own blood, we can isolate and concentrate those platelets and then inject them back into the area of injury. Platelets, perhaps best known for their work in clotting blood, contain hundreds of proteins known as growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
This practice is increasing in popularity in sports medicine especially, as more and more amateur and professional athletes are being injured in both contact sports (football, basketball, etc.) and solo sports (figure skating and golf).
Credited with allowing athletes to return more quickly to competition after injury, PRP therapy is gaining increasing acceptance as a valid treatment for sports-related injuries that doesn’t just mask pain but heals it from within.
Learn more about plasma injections in Michigan when you call The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine for a consultation at 248-216-1008.
A Burgeoning Cure
PRP, not a new concept by a long shot, has been gaining ground in the sports therapy arena for two decades. It’s also been used to boost wound healing and bone-grafting procedures in many areas of healthcare, from neurosurgery and maxillofacial surgery to otolaryngology and orthopedic surgery.
One big reason so many people have been embracing PRP is its quick preparation and delivery. Upon giving a blood sample, a patient can receive their injection just a half hour later. With minimal risks and high effectiveness rates, plasma injections in Michigan involve a relatively simple process. Platelets are separated from other blood cells and concentrated via centrifugation. Those concentrated platelets are re-combined with the remaining blood. Finally, the platelet-rich blood is injected directly into the injured area.
All injections are performed under either ultrasound or x-ray guidance to ensure accuracy and limit the risk of complication. The healing process from start to finish takes between six and eight weeks. You may feel pain for a few days, but by week two, you should be feeling much better than you were before the procedure! Most patients need just one treatment, but more severe conditions and diseases may require multiple treatments.
Benefits of this procedure include:
- Localized treatment
- Reduced dependence on medications such as opioids that can become addictive and spur severe withdrawal symptoms
- Reduced reliance on physical therapy
- Prevent the need for invasive surgery and accompanied recovery times
- Quicker return to normal activity with speedier healing process
Contact The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine for Plasma Injections
If you would like a consultation to learn more about plasma injections in Michigan, call The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine today at 248-216-1008.