Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own platelets to regenerate and repair your ligaments and tendons. This is done by inducing your body’s healing process and improving blood circulation to the area where you’re experiencing pain. Anthony Aghenta, MD, MS, FACP, at GhentMD in Gilbert, Arizona, can help you decrease or eliminate your pain through the use of PRP therapy. For specific questions on PRP, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your own blood plasma with concentrated platelets containing bioactive growth factors and natural proteins. Dr. Aghenta uses this unique therapy to reduce chronic pain and joint deterioration by injecting it into your damaged tissue.
You may benefit from PRP therapy if you’re experiencing any of the following medical issues:
The pain you’re experiencing can heal because the growth factors in PRP initiate healing of connective tissue, development of new blood vessels, and improvement of blood flow to the injured area.
GhentMD offers PRP therapy as a revolutionary treatment with the goal of providing the following benefits:
Dr. Aghenta provides PRP therapy because it’s noninvasive, virtually painless, and quick, so you can improve your quality of life by eliminating your pain.
Dr. Aghenta and his medical staff begin by taking a small blood sample from your arm. The sample is placed in a centrifuge, which spins your blood at a high speed to separate your platelets from other components in your blood. The platelets contain the reservoirs of bioactive proteins and growth factors needed to induce the healing process.
Dr. Aghenta combines the platelets with your blood plasma to create platelet-rich plasma. He then injects the PRP into the treatment area so it can rejuvenate your joint function and decrease your pain.
The treatment is relatively fast, lasting 15-20 minutes. Additionally, most patients don’t experience any side effects to the treatment, except minor swelling and soreness that should alleviate in a day or two.
Depending on the injection site, Dr. Aghenta recommends that you limit strenuous physical activity for a few days to help maximize the healing process.
If you’re experiencing pain or struggling to heal from past injuries, PRP therapy could be an excellent choice for you. Call GhentMD today or schedule your appointment online.
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