Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Injections)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment option for people with chronic pains, strains, and injuries, particularly those that affect soft tissue areas. It involves the use of an injection of the patient’s own concentrated blood platelets. These concentrated blood platelets, when injected into the injured area, have been found to be very effective at healing injuries and eliminating pain.
PRP therapy allows us to offer our patients an additional conservative treatment option for their pain. It is performed safely at our Renton office and relieves pain without having to use general anesthesia, having to stay at a hospital, needing to get stitches, going through a long recovery process, or undergoing the risks of surgery.
PRP Therapy depends on the healing power of your own body. The PRP therapy process begins by taking a sample of your own blood, which is then set in a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets from the plasma. After being centrifuged, the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. This cutting edge procedure gathers a concentrate of your own platelets and releases them directly into your damaged tissues, thereby reducing inflammation and encouraging regeneration.