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Platelet-Rich Plasma(PRP) Therapy

Orthobiologic Therapies in Allentown, PA

When your body becomes injured, an incredible process springs into action to repair the damaged tissue. Blood cells naturally rush to the injury site to begin the healing process. The field of regenerative medicine has found ways to harness the power of these cells to speed up the Treatment process, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one such regenerative treatment.

The PRP specialists near you at OAA’s Orthobiologics Institute use regenerative techniques like platelet-rich plasma therapy to offer effective relief as an alternative to traditional surgeries. Using your own cells to initiate a natural treatment process, PRP therapy can help you restore function more quickly after surgery, or avoid the need for surgery altogether.

The team at OAA is highly experienced in utilizing PRP and other orthobiologic therapies to help improve patients’ outcomes. If you’re ready to receive the best available PRP therapy near you, schedule your first appointment with OAA today.

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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a treatment that uses the body's own blood cells to promote recovery. Blood is made up of three main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets are responsible for clotting blood and for helping to repair damaged tissue. When you are injured, your body naturally releases more platelets to the injury site to help with the healing process.

PRP therapy takes advantage of this natural process by isolating the platelets from your blood and injecting them into the injured area. The increased concentration of platelets jumpstarts the treatment process, helping you to recover faster.

Here's how a PRP injection procedure at OAA usually works:

  1. We will take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells.
  2. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured area.
  3. The platelets release growth factors that help to promote recovery.
  4. You may need several injections over the course of a few weeks to achieve the full effects of your therapy.

PRP injections are an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. The entire process usually takes less than an hour.

If you've been struggling with chronic pain, a persistent orthopedic injury, or another condition for which you've been considering surgery, PRP therapy may be a good option for you. PRP injections are a minimally-invasive treatment with a low risk of complications, and they can help you avoid the risks and potential side effects associated with surgery.

To learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy, or to take your first step toward an effective, long-term recovery, schedule your first appointment with the Orthobiologics Institute at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists today.

Specialists -  Orthobiologics

Jill Crosson
Allentown Office
['Family Medicine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Michael Krafczyk
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Robert Wertz II
Allentown Office
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']

FAQs on Orthobiologics:

What are some of the most common conditions you treat with PRP?

PRP injections have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • PRP Injections for Back Pain: PRP injections are a potential treatment for back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
  • PRP Injections for Knees: PRP injections can be used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, patellar tendinitis, and other conditions.
  • PRP Injections for Shoulder Pain: PRP injections may be effective in treating shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tendinitis, biceps tendinitis, and labral tears.
  • PRP Injections for Plantar Fasciitis: PRP injections are a potential treatment for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes heel pain.
  • PRP Injections for Achilles Tendinitis: PRP injections are a potential treatment for Achilles tendinitis, a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon.
  • PRP Injection for Tennis Elbow: PRP injections are a potential treatment for tennis elbow, a condition that causes pain in the elbow and forearm.

These are just a few soft tissue conditions that may be treated with PRP injections. If you are considering PRP therapy, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our team at OAA to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.

What are the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy?

PRP injections offer a number of potential benefits, including:

  • Faster Recovery Time: PRP injections can help accelerate your treatment by increasing the concentration of platelets at the injury site.
  • Reduced Pain and Inflammation: PRP injections can help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with injuries and conditions like arthritis.
  • Improved Function: PRP injections can improve your range of motion and help you regain strength and function.
  • Avoid Surgery: PRP injections can sometimes help you avoid surgery by treating the underlying cause of your pain or injury.

To learn more about the potential benefits of PRP therapy, schedule a consultation with our team at OAA today.

How can I get started with the best PRP treatment near me?

At OAA Orthopedic Specialists, we make it as simple as possible to take your first step toward a full, effective, long-term recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll reach out as soon as possible.