Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has benefited people from all walks of life, from athletes to celebrities and everyone in between. This innovative treatment uses the natural healing powers in your blood to repair diseased and damaged tissue and reduce pain and improve function. Brian J. Fuller, MD, at Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians in Denver is a regenerative medicine specialist and offers PRP therapy to treat many conditions. To learn more, contact the office by phone or online today.
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that concentrates the healing properties from your blood and uses them to help accelerate the healing of your diseased or damaged tissue. When you have a cut on your hand, your body sends over an abundance of specialized cells to stop the bleeding and heal the damage — that’s the idea behind PRP.
PRP is a blood product Dr. Fuller creates from a sample of blood he draws from your arm. He then takes that sample and spins it in a centrifuge to concentrate the plasma, (liquid) platelets and growth factors that support tissue healing. The PRP is then injected in your diseased or damaged tissue to help support and accelerate the healing process.
Dr. Fuller determines if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy during a consultation. PRP is an effective treatment for pain and healing, but it may not be the first treatment he recommends. Only after you’ve failed to improve with conservative measures, such as physical therapy, does he recommend PRP therapy.
PRP is used as a treatment option for injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. You may want to consider scheduling an appointment to learn more about PRP if you are suffering from:
Dr. Fuller may also talk to you about the benefits of PRP therapy for healing after surgery if a surgical procedure is part of your treatment plan.
Dr. Fuller performs PRP therapy at the office surgical suite. He begins by first drawing a sample of blood from your arm to create your PRP. Once your PRP is ready, Dr. Fuller injects it into your diseased or injured tissue using guided imagery to ensure the accuracy of your injections.
You should start to notice an improvement in your pain and function within two to six weeks of your injection, with continued improvements over the next 12 months.
PRP harnesses your body’s own healing powers to help you get relief from your pain. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fuller and learn more about PRP, call Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians today, or select the online booking button.