Plasma injections consist of a dose of platelets from a patient’s own blood, in high concentrations than those that naturally occur within the body. During the therapy, blood is run through a centrifuge, where the platelets are separated from the red blood cells and other components of the blood before being re-injected into the patient. Plasma injections, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is used to treat soft tissue wounds and injuries.
Plasma Injections in Los Angeles
PRP therapy works by introducing a high concentration of human growth factor to the wound or injured tissue, leading to higher rates of healing and recovery than is typically found with more conservative and traditional procedures. Medical experts and physicians like Dr. Eric Millstein, an orthopedic surgeon and ACL injury specialist, can use plasma injections in Los Angeles to treat injuries of the following areas:Tendons
The effectiveness and prospective applications for PRP therapy are still being studied in clinical trials, but preliminary findings suggest that PRP could also help to alleviate pain symptoms and help with healing in additional areas of injury, including areas such as the following:Elbow
Because PRP uses a patient’s own blood, the chances of side effects and adverse reactions occurring are relatively low. Depending on the degree and type of injury, most patients will still have to undergo rest, stretching, strength training, and physical therapy as with surgery and more conservative and tra-ditional forms of treatment for similar injuries.
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