All About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
At MedLink, our patients have often found that traditional medicine and healing methods don’t work for their chronic pain. One thing we recommend to them is a form of regenerative medicine using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which is a great way to restore the body’s natural healing abilities and in most cases, find pain relief. In this blog post, we will breakdown what PRP is, who can benefit from it, and some of the advantages and applications it can have.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP utilizes your own cells and tissue to harness the power of healing. In the process, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, concentrated into Platelet Rich Plasma, then injected directly into the damaged joint, ligament, or tendon. This minimally invasive process can provide relief from tendonitis, osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, and more. PRP can also be combined with other regenerative therapies we provide, including amniotic liquid allografts, which are abundantly rich in growth factors designed to regenerate damaged soft tissue while prohibiting inflammation and scar tissue formation.
Who Can Benefit From PRP?
A wide variety of people can benefit from PRP Injection Therapy, but we see certain common patterns in patient questions and in our recommendations. Those who have chronic pain as the result of a sports injury, increased natural age, prior health factors or other degenerative injuries are all excellent candidates for PRP therapy. Often our patients come to us because they are told that they need surgery to fix their ailments. At MedLink, our goal is to avoid surgery when possible, as it may be unnecessary based on their specific ailment, not to mention that it adds further potential recovery time and financial hardship for the patient.
What Are the Advantages of PRP?
In addition to avoiding surgery, PRP Injection Therapy performed by MedLink can give you peace of mind. All of our products and procedures are FDA compliant, so you can trust that you won’t be receiving a regenerative procedure that isn’t backed by medical authority or methodology. We also place our patient’s safety as a top priority and the patient always comes first. With PRP, there is little to no risk of infection or rejection, as the only substance being introduced into your body is your own blood. We will also provide post-care therapy after your injection, along with direct access to contact to the MedLink team if you have any questions or concerns. Your quality of life is most important to us, and our patient focused healthcare model demonstrates that.
MedLink Health Solutions provides PRP Injection Therapy to patients in order to help them treat their ailments at the source in a natural way that works! To get started or for more information, contact us today.