Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing.
Are PRP Injections Effective?
PRP may help if you have:
- meniscus tears in your knee
- rotator cuff tears in your shoulder
- plantar fasciitis in your foot
- and injuries in your spine, hip or elbow
Benefits of PRP
Parts of your body have a hard time healing. For example, ligaments and tendons (they connect bones and muscles) don’t get much blood from the body. Sprains and strains of these tissues heal slowly. PRP uses your own blood to speed up the healing in these areas.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Procedure
Creating the Mix
The process begins with a sample of your blood. The AcCELLerated Biologics centrifuge spins it around. This separates it into platelets, plasma, and red and white blood cells. The platelets are then concentrated and mixed with some of the plasma. This mixture is called “platelet rich plasma.” The doctor injects this into the site of your injury.
After the injection, your immune system (the system that keeps your body healthy) reacts quickly. Special white blood cells called “macrophages” rush in. They take away damaged cells. They help prep the site for healing. Then, stem cells and other cells begin to multiply. Over time, they repair and rebuild the injured tissues.
The PRP process is quick. You can go home the same day. It may help your injury heal faster. PRP can help treat and eliminate the cause of your pain. Some people need more than one treatment before they heal completely.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections in Knoxville, TN
PRP therapy is widely used to treat a variety of pain conditions at Omega Pain Doctor, a leading pain clinic in Knoxville. Concentrated platelets derived right from the patient’s own blood are injected into the injured area. This significantly reduces inflammation and promotes tissue repair.
Platelet Rich Plasma injections in Knoxville, TN are offered by experienced pain management physicians led by Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD. They provide personalized care and a holistic approach to pain management. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Smelyansky – call (865) 337-5137 and book a consultation to learn more about platelet rich plasma injections.