Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative medicine that uses the healing properties in your blood to repair diseased or damaged tissue. At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, William Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team have a proprietary system for creating PRP that maximizes its healing powers: the Advanced Pure PRP treatment. Find out more about PRP and how it can help you by calling the office closest to you or booking an appointment online today.
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine. Made from a sample of your blood, PRP contains a high concentration of platelets.
Platelets are tiny blood cells that form blood clots to stop cuts from bleeding. In addition to blood clotting, platelets also contain growth factors that heal your cut. These growth factors trigger cell production and tissue regeneration to repair the damage.
When injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, the healing properties in PRP stimulate or accelerate your body’s natural repair process.
At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine, the pain management specialists use a proprietary system to create a PRP that has 15 to 20 times more healing power than your natural blood. They call their PRP treatment Advanced Pure PRP.
They create Advanced Pure PRP by using photogenic cell activation prior to your injection. Photogenic cell activation improves the release of the growth factors in PRP, prolonging the healing benefits by as much as a year.
The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team conducts comprehensive evaluations before making treatment recommendations. They thoroughly review your medical records and perform diagnostic testing so they can find the underlying cause of your pain condition.
Once they understand the source of your pain or dysfunction, the team develops an effective multidisciplinary care plan. You may benefit from PRP if you have an injury or disease that involves your musculoskeletal system, such as:
The team may also recommend PRP following a surgical procedure to accelerate healing.
Your Advanced Pure PRP treatment at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour. First, your provider takes a sample of blood from your arm to prepare your PRP, including photogenic cell activation.
Your provider then injects your PRP under fluoroscopic- or ultrasound-guided imaging, which ensures perfect placement of the healing properties. Because PRP uses your blood, risks and side effects are minimal.
PRP at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine naturally eases pain and increases function without drugs or surgery. Schedule an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for PRP by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.