Platelet Rich Plasma in Metro Detroit
The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine offers platelet rich plasma in Metro Detroit. This approach can help address the root cause of your pain rather than apply a Band-Aid solution, which is what medications, injections and surgery do. Also known as PRP injections, these are used to treat a multitude of musculoskeletal injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tenosynovitis and bursitis. We offer a more hopeful and effective means of addressing chronic pain.
With so many people suffering daily from musculoskeletal injuries, long-term pain and physical disability is unfortunately a way of life. It doesn’t have to be. Platelet rich plasma in Metro Detroit can help, using platelets from your own blood.
To find out if platelet rich plasma in Metro Detroit is right for you, we encourage you to call the Metro Detroit Center for Regenerative Medicine for a consultation at 248-216-1008.
What Should You Expect?
For one thing, the healing process will take about six to eight weeks but many people report feeling much better by week two than they did prior to the procedure. You will likely require one treatment, but those with more severe conditions and diseases may need two or more treatments.
Quick preparation and delivery are two of the main benefits of platelet rich plasma in Metro Detroit. Just a half hour after giving your blood sample, you are ready to receive your injection. Boasting minimal risks and high effectiveness rates, the process involves separating the platelets from other blood cells and concentrating them via centrifugation. We then re-combined those platelets with the rest of the blood. The platelet-rich blood is added directly to the injured area. We ensure accuracy via ultrasound or x-ray.
PRP therapy is great because it doesn’t just mask pain but instead addresses the root cause. Thus, it’s gaining increasing acceptance as a trusted treatment for sports-related injuries, allowing athletes to return more quickly to competition after injury. This includes both contact sports (football, basketball, etc.) and solo sports (figure skating and golf).
PRP can result in these benefits:
- Speedier return to normal activity due to quicker healing process
- Reduced dependence on medications such as opioids that can end up being addicting and bring on withdrawal symptoms
- Localized treatment for most effective results
- Reduced reliance on physical therapy
- Lowered need for invasive surgery and long recovery times
Research shows PRP is particularly effective at treating musculoskeletal injuries of the bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, nerves and soft tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, common in sports therapy for two decades already, are making the jump into more mainstream applications. PRP has been known to improve the healing rate and success of bone-grafting in a variety of areas such as neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology and orthopedic surgery.
Patients are at increased risk for these types of injuries if they maintain fixed positions for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements of the limbs, exert pressure on various body parts or work at high speeds.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, while platelets are known for helping blood to clot, they are also teeming with proteins referred to as growth factors that are crucial in the healing of injuries. Thus, by using your own blood, we can isolate and concentrate those platelets, injecting them back into the injured area for the most benefit.
Contact the Metro Detroit Center for Regenerative Medicine for Platelet Rich Plasma
We can offer you a consultation on how platelet rich plasma in Metro Detroit can alleviate your pain. Please call the Metro Detroit Center for Regenerative Medicine today at 248-216-1008.