Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative therapy that can help reduce inflammation and promote healing after an injury or surgical procedure. The leading orthopedists and sports medicine specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine provide personalized PRP treatments at the practice’s four locations in Cincinnati, as well as the clinics in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio. Find out how PRP can benefit you by booking an evaluation online or by calling your most convenient office directly.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) begins with gathering a small blood sample, usually from your arm. This blood is processed in an in-office centrifuge machine that rapidly spins your blood and separates platelets into a highly concentrated solution.
These platelets have countless growth factors attached to them that are essential for stimulating cell turnover and healing processes.
If you’re not familiar with growth factors, they’re the same components that jump into action and help with clotting and skin healing when you have a cut, wound, or other types of injury.
By gathering platelets and growth factors into a rich solution, your doctor can inject them directly into the damaged area. This gives tissues a natural boost for quicker healing and can lead to a decrease in inflammation and injury-related symptoms.*
Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine offers personalized PRP treatment packages for injuries, chronic conditions, and even healing after orthopedic surgery. Your dedicated physician may recommend PRP injections if you have:
Because PRP involves extracting and then injecting your very own cells, you can expect a safe and effective treatment.
The orthopedists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine are dedicated to tailoring your PRP treatment plan to your diagnosis and symptoms, so you experience results.
Since PRP involves injecting the solution directly into injured tissues, it’s common to have some post-treatment swelling, pain, and inflammation that can last for a couple of weeks.
The highly skilled orthopedists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine often find that pain and inflammation improve within about 3-4 weeks, with ongoing improvements week after week as tissues heal.
You may experience optimal results within a few months of just one PRP treatment. But if you have a more complex injury or condition, or are recovering from orthopedic surgery, your doctor could recommend two or more sessions.
Learn more about personalized PRP services offered at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine by booking an evaluation. Schedule online or over the phone today.
* Individual results may vary.