What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated mixture of your own blood that is injected directly into diseased or damaged soft tissue.
PRP is a safe and effective treatment for many types of musculoskeletal problems, such as:
PRP therapy is a type of biotherapy, which harnesses your body’s own regenerative powers to stimulate natural healing. The treatment can improve strength and mobility, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Procedure
PRP is created using your own blood. Blood is drawn, and then spun in a centrifuge to yield a high concentration of platelets. The PRP mixture is densely-packed with your own cells – the ones most responsible for clotting and healing wounds.
This minimally-invasive procedure takes about one hour, and you should be able to go home the same day. In some cases, additional injections are needed to completely heal the joint. Usually we can get the job done in just 3-4 appointments.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Once PRP is injected into the target joint, it releases growth factors that accelerate your natural immune response. Stem cells are mobilized to prepare the tissue for healing. As the stem cells multiply, they repair and rebuild cartilage, while damaged cells are flushed out.
Our Trademarked Advanced Plasma Protein
The expert team at Nuvo Spine has developed its own trademarked PRP. Advanced Plasma Protein (APP) is specially designed to treat damaged joints and cartilage.
Many PRP processing methods produce PRP that is rich in white blood cells, the cells that fight infection. This makes sense for certain kinds of injuries, but not so much for joint pain. Too many white blood cells can actually damage the synovial cells, which form the lining of the joint. Advanced Plasma Protein has a lower white blood cell count to protect the joints from damage.
Using the most advanced techniques, we pack APP full of the types of biological proteins that have been proven to stop progressive degeneration in joints and cartilage.
We combine APP with a proprietary blend of natural products that enhance the body’s production of natural anti-inflammatories. Our Advanced Plasma Protein system offers the most potent concentration of proteins to supercharge your healing.
Call Nuvo Spine for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
The care team at Nuvo Spine has over a decade of experience treating musculoskeletal injuries with advanced, minimally-invasive procedures. Our goal is to provide you with compassionate, comprehensive care that gets you on the road to recovery faster and with fewer risks. Call our offices today to meet with our board-certified, award-winning physician.
Dr. Vahedifar's pain management strategies integrate cutting-edge medical technology with targeted interventions to minimize pain and treat pain’s underlying causes.
Latest posts by Dr. Payem Vahedifar M.D. (see all)
- Pairing Mozart With Meds May Help Relieve Pain [new study] - April 8, 2019
- LA Rams’ Todd Gurley Trying Regenerative Stem Cells to Heal His Knee - March 21, 2019
- The Opioid Epidemic – Is It Politics vs. Physicians’ Judgment? - March 11, 2019