Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Uses Your Own Blood Cells to Reduce Pain and Promote Faster Healing
At New York Spine and Sports Surgery, we are committed to using the latest advanced healing treatments. For this reason, Dr. Aron D. Rovner, MD, offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at his New Jersey offices. With PRP therapy, Dr. Rovner draws a patient's blood and places it in a centrifuge to extract the healing plasma. He then injects the PRP into the injured area to reduce normal healing time. PRP is a very low-risk procedure because it is all-natural and uses your body’s own blood cells. The treatment also involves minimal discomfort and virtually no recovery time.
Candidates for Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for PRP therapy:
Several other conditions ma also benefit from PRP therapy. In many cases, Dr. Rovner will perform PRP therapy in conjunction with surgical procedures. In this way, he can speed healing after these more extensive treatments.
You may receive up to three treatments, typically over six months. However, like many other patients, you may enjoy noticeable relief from your pain after just one injection.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Your blood contains cells called platelets, which play an important role in healing. When you are injured, your body automatically sends these cells to the area, kick-starting the healing process. With PRP therapy, Dr. Rovner increases the amount of platelets in the area, promoting a faster recovery. You may receive up to three treatments, typically over six months. However, like many other patients, you may enjoy noticeable relief from your pain after just one injection. Dr. Rovner will conduct an exam and consultation after your first treatment to determine whether you need multiple injections.
The procedure for PRP therapy involves concentrating the growth factors in your blood.
Benefits of Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy can significantly speed your recovery after injury or surgery. It can also ease pain, often with very long-lasting results. In many cases, PRP therapy can eliminate the need for surgery. By treating injuries in the early stages, Dr. Rovner can ensure that they do not get any worse. PRP therapy is non-invasive. Therefore, it does not require incisions, general anesthesia, or scarring. Typically, the entire treatment takes place in just a few hours. In most cases, you can return to work and the rest of your normal routines immediately after treatment. Plus, because PRP therapy uses your own natural cells, it involves virtually no risk of cross contamination or allergic reaction.
PRP therapy can be especially beneficial for athletes. If you are a serious player, extensive treatment or invasive surgery can impinge on your quality of life. With this advanced therapy, however, you could be back on the court or field quickly.
Contact Us for More Information
Dr. Rovner is proud to offer this advanced therapy for the benefit of his patients. To learn more about PRP therapy and to find out if it is right for you, contact New York Spine and Sports Surgery today.