South Bay Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgeons & Internists located in San Jose, CA
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative form of regenerative medicine that yields impressive healing results. Dr. Samir Sharma, Dr. Kavita Sharma, and the skilled medical team at South Bay Orthopedic and Sports Medicine provide this nonsurgical treatment for patients in San Jose, California. Discover the healing effects of PRP and boost your recovery from arthritis and joint pain, injury, and much more. Call today or book an appointment online.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Q & A
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that accelerates your body’s natural healing process.
Your blood is mainly composed of a liquid called plasma and small solid components — platelets and red and white blood cells. Platelets are the key factor in PRP; they play an important role in blood clotting, but they also contain various growth factors. In concentrated amounts, these growth factors can accelerate healing and boost your recovery from an injury or degenerative condition.
PRP is attained in a special process called centrifugation where growth factors are concentrated until they’re 5-10 times richer than they normally appear in your blood.
What does PRP treat?
PRP can be effective in treating:
- Tennis elbow
- Joint conditions
- Sprained or swollen joints
PRP has also been used during surgery to aid in the healing of tissues. It’s often a complement to other treatment methods and an excellent alternative to surgery.
How does PRP work?
During this simple, in-office procedure, your South Bay provider draws your blood and separates and concentrates the platelets in a centrifuge.
After the centrifugation process, the concentrated platelets are merged with the remaining blood and your doctor injects the concentrated solution into the treatment area.
PRP therapy requires no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities right away.
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP can be used to treat both chronic and acute injuries and a range of conditions. It doesn’t involve invasive surgery or medications that may pose unwanted side effects. It’s also more affordable than many other treatment methods. Plus, your body won’t reject your own blood, so PRP therapy is both safe and effective.
Because the procedure only takes around 30 minutes, PRP therapy is a quick and convenient treatment that you can have done on your lunch break. It’s the go-to treatment for many famous athletes and celebrities.
Explore the ever-evolving benefits of PRP and boost your healing with your own growth factors. Call the office for a PRP consultation or book an appointment online.