PRP Injection Specialist
Professional athletes have been using PRP injections for years, but anyone can benefit from this natural and powerful therapy. Platelet-rich plasma utilizes the healing benefits of your blood to repair tissue, accelerate healing, and boost the body’s immune system. As a one-stop shop for patients in Midtown, New York, our providers offer PRP injections and other regenerative therapies to help patients relieve pain and heal from acute or chronic health problems. To book a consultation, call or schedule online today.
What are PRP injections?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections make use of the healing power of platelets, which are specific types of cells found in your blood. When these cells are harvested and redistributed into areas that need healing, they can accelerate the repair process when it comes to injury.
Platelets and blood plasma naturally contain properties that help with the cell proliferation required to heal damaged areas and trigger the growth of healthy cells and tissue.
PRP injections have long been used by athletes to treat injuries, and it is a popular alternative to more invasive surgical procedures.
Who is a candidate for PRP injections?
The attractive thing about PRP injections is that they are safe and effective for almost everyone. Since the solution is created from your blood, there is little risk that you will have an adverse reaction or any side effects.
It is especially helpful for athletes or people who have injury or trauma to specific areas of the body. Patients with chronic pain, low energy, or autoimmune conditions might also benefit from PRP therapy.
Our providers at Maiden Lane Medical can help you determine if PRP therapy is right for you.
What happens at my appointment?
We first take a blood sample and then transfers this blood to a centrifuge: A machine that separates the blood’s components.
The PRP parts are collected, and your physician injects them into the areas of your body that need treatment. He might use an ultrasound or a live x-ray (fluoroscopy) to precisely determine where to inject the PRP solution.
The injection itself isn’t usually painful, but your physician might use a local numbing agent to minimize any discomfort.
After your appointment, you can return to your normal activities, and your physician might schedule a follow-up appointment for another round of injections.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP injections are fast, virtually painless, and can deliver similar results to more invasive surgical procedures. They don’t require an extended recovery period, and they can produce dramatic outcomes when it comes to natural pain relief and healing.
To learn how PRP therapy can help you, call Maiden Lane Medical or book a consultation today.