If you’re dealing with chronic pain and injuries, you may find relief through an innovative treatment known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which treats tendinitis, ligament injuries, arthritis, and more. Dr. Wade Van Sice provides leukocyte poor PRP injections at Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, helping his patients in Jupiter, Florida, heal faster and move freely again. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.
Platelets naturally occur in your blood and play a crucial role in healing and recovery, especially for wounds to your soft tissue. Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) use a portion of your blood to create a platelet concentration above the baseline to promote healing of injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints.
Dr. Van Sice works with Arthrex to prepare your blood using strict antiseptic techniques. First, he places your blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components within the blood. The doctor then draws the concentrated platelets from the sample and injects them into the injured or damaged tissues, often using ultrasound for guidance and accuracy.
Once injected, the growth factors in your platelets stimulate blood flow and help rebuild and repair soft tissue by drawing in and increasing the production of repairing cells.
Dr. Van Sice uses PRP injections to treat a number of issues, including:
Because it promotes regeneration of healthy tissue, PRP injections can be very effective for treating degenerative conditions like arthritis or chronic age-related issues like plantar fasciitis (persistent foot and heel pain). Dr. Van Sice can also administer PRP injections during or immediately following surgery to speed healing and recovery.
Both PRP injections and stem cell therapy fall under regenerative medicine, but they approach rebuilding and repair tissue from two entirely different angles.
With stem cell therapy, doctors use either your own stem cells, or donor stem cells, to help your soft tissue rebuild itself. Most of the cells in your body are devoted to one purpose, but stem cells are what are known as undifferentiated cells. This means that stem cells can turn into any cell and multiply as that cell indefinitely. Doctors inject stem cells into an area in the hopes that the cells will adapt and become what’s needed to rebuild your tissue.
With PRP injections, Dr. Van Sice relies on your body’s own powerful healing resources by redirecting them to where you need it most. Because your platelets contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors, they go to work to repair and rebuild your soft tissue and they also call in more resources to help strengthen the tissue.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP injections, call Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
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