Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a powerful non-surgical treatment that’s often used to accelerate healing. During PRP therapy at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Clifton, New Jersey, Michael Russonella, DO, injects healing and growth factors from your own blood into and around your damaged tissue. PRP can help speed up joint and bone healing in a natural way. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
PRP is one component of your blood, the platelets. Platelets are important for a few reasons: they aid in blood clotting, and they're also full of ultrapowerful proteins known as growth factors. These growth factors are an integral part of your body's innate healing process.
Although your body heals naturally over time thanks to the presence of these growth factors, it's possible to speed up the healing process by injecting extra PRP around a damaged or injured area.
Injected PRP has 5-10 times as many growth factors as ordinary blood, which means accelerated healing.
PRP can treat a variety of injuries. It's especially useful for soft tissue injuries such as torn ligaments, damaged joint tissues, and tendinitis. You may need PRP therapy to help you heal after a sports injury, a motor vehicle accident, or a workplace injury. Additionally, PRP may be helpful for bone healing in specific circumstances.
Several different factors can determine whether Dr. Russonella recommends PRP treatment for your injury, including the injury location, your current state of health, and whether you have a chronic or acute injury.
The PRP comes from your own blood, so you can be assured it won't cause any negative reactions or health problems. First, Dr. Russonella or an experienced team member draws a vial of blood from your arm. Then, Dr. Russonella uses a state-of-the-art centrifuge system to separate the platelets.
Dr. Russonella injects the concentrated platelets into your painful or injured area. Often, Dr. Russonella combines the platelets with a local anesthetic like lidocaine to ensure your comfort during the injections.
Sometimes, Dr. Russonella may use PRP during surgical procedures. If necessary, Dr. Russonella can process the PRP in a specific way to make it thick enough to be stitched into your damaged tissue during surgery.
During fracture care at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Clifton, New Jersey, Michael Russonella, DO, and his experienced team work to encourage efficient healing, restore your bone alignment, and get you back to full function. This helps prevent later complications like muscle atrophy, so don’t delay in getting the fracture care you need. Book online or by phone now.
It depends on your injury or problem. You may see results within weeks, or it could take several months before the benefits of PRP are obvious.
Most patients have at least two or three injections per session, with each session being 2-3 weeks apart. You can have a maximum of three PRP injections within any six-month period.
Need non-invasive relief now? PRP therapy may help. Book your appointment online or by phone today.