Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA

PRP Therapy

At the Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, we offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for our patients. The body’s first response to any soft tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells filled with healing and growth factors. These platelets jump-start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells.

PRP therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing, and it can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP Therapy is a revolutionary form of regenerative medicine that uses components of the body’s own blood cells to relieve pain by stimulating and accelerating healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Regenerative medicine includes the utilization of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat patients of all ages and activity levels without surgery.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own blood cells, called platelets, which contain growth factors that promote healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets are created by bone marrow and found in the bloodstream. Increased levels of growth factors have the potential to improve signaling and recruitment of cells. A higher concentration of platelets delivered specifically to the source of pain or injury aid stem cells to promote healing and can be considered a “booster shot.”

The Procedure:

PRP injections are done in our office, which will take about 35 minutes. Blood is drawn from the arm, and then placed into a centrifuge, which separated the platelets and other beneficial growth factors. The PRP is then injected into the desired site.

The Benefits:

PRP Therapy aids in the healing process and helps decrease pain and inflammation, for conditions such as:

For effective solutions to your pain, visit Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group. Call (301) 589-3324 to request an appointment, or request an appointment online.