The Incredible World of Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP is less invasive than surgery and provides a faster recovery.

Whether you follow sports figures or celebrity icons, you’ve probably heard about a procedure called PRP. PRP is being used all over the place these days, from hair loss recovery to facials to sports injuries. But what is PRP, anyway? And why is it a better solution than other methods, such as traditional surgery?

To begin, PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, which is the part of the blood that is rich in growth and healing factors. It works to repair damaged joints, tendons, muscles and rejuvenates skin and hair growth. PRP is a solution that fuses advanced scientific technology with the body’s natural healing properties.

This interesting fact becomes even more incredible once you learn how it is applied to injury recovery. It becomes easy to see why, when it is PRP vs surgery, PRP comes out on top.

Giving You a “Leg Up” on Recovery: Two Ways Platelet Rich Plasma Aids Healing

The most important difference in PRP vs traditional surgery is the recovery process. PRP offers a non-invasive procedure that both enables and encourages a quick recovery.

  1. PRP is Non-Invasive. Surgery is always an unwelcome necessity; it is painful, risky in some cases, and often requires an extended recovery period. This is largely because of surgery, by nature, is invasive. A doctor cuts into the body, causing injury, in order to repair the body in some way. Fortunately, for many common sports injuries such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, muscle and tendon strains, etc., PRP offers a non-invasive solution to recovery.

    During PRP, the doctor will merely draw a small amount of blood in order to create the platelet concentrate that is then used for the treatment. While there may be mild to moderate pain for several days after the PRP procedure, it is less invasive procedure and gentle on the body when compared to surgery

  2. PRP Encourages Recovery. Another unique aspect of PRP injections that is advantageous towards recovery is that it works alongside the body.

    Naturally, the body already uses platelets to encourage growth, tissue repair, and regeneration. PRP initiates connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promoting development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.

Whether you are seeking a quick recovery to return to your sport or to work, when it comes to PRP vs surgery, PRP offers a faster, safer, and more efficient path to a quick recovery. If you think that you might benefit from PRP procedure or if you have further questions, please contact Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman.

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