Added Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Given a choice between days, or even weeks of downtime versus little to none, most would naturally pick the former. For those who have experienced a serious injury or been subjected to the wear and tear of, however, the avoidance of surgery may not seem like a realistic option … until now. Learn how platelet rich plasma therapy is becoming an increasingly preferred and practiced alternative to surgery – and much more.
Added Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (Don’t Schedule Surgery Yet)
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) continues to gain traction as a means of treating several health conditions, including those that have formally required surgery. Although it may sound too good to be true, PRP’s effectiveness is authentic and powerful as a method of treating anything from sports-related injuries to cosmetic-oriented conditions. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Bone fractures
- Hair loss
- Facial rejuvenation
What enables PRP therapy to serve as an option to attempt before undergoing surgery? The answer can be found within our own body. Platelet rich plasma therapy utilizes the body’s own growth factors to stimulate healing and regeneration. Through an innovative process, these “power healers” are extracted from the body through a fairly simple extraction and are then re-applied to the site in need of repair.
PRP’s growing popularity as a natural, albeit advanced healing therapy, is no doubt a result of being a less invasive process with typically permanent results.
More Advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
In addition to little to no downtime, lasting results and minimal pain opposed to surgery recovery time, PRP therapy offers additional advantages, including:
- The absence of incorporating any synthetic or toxic injections (such as those associated with steroids)
- Few to no restrictions in daily activity or routines (including job duties)
- Noticeable results in as little as 3 to 4 therapy sessions
- No hospitalization or prolonged office visits are required to undergo the procedure
- PRP can be used in conjunction with stem cell therapy to produce even more rapid healing results (ex: osteoarthritic joints, torn ligaments, and cartilage diminishment are significantly improved from receiving both PRP and stem cell therapy)
Are you a Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
The best way to determine whether you qualify for PRP treatments is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman. During the examination, Dr. Kauffman will be able to assess what type of PRP therapy would work best, in addition to being able to help evaluate whether surgery might be avoided.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP therapy or schedule an appointment, please call us today at215-342-3600. We look forward to talking with you soon!