PRP Injections from Orthopedic Specialists in the Ocala, FL, Area
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are a type of regenerative medicine – an exciting breakthrough in orthopedics that focuses on restoring damaged tissues instead of just treating symptoms. If you live in the Ocala, Florida, area and would like to consult with an orthopedic doctor about the benefits of PRP injections, turn to Physicians Rehabilitation. Our practice is led by board-certified specialists who take a conservative approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions like osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries. We leverage the latest advances in orthopedic care, including PRP therapy and other types of regenerative medicine to help patients delay or avoid the need for surgery.
How do PRP injections work?
PRP injections work by harnessing the natural restorative abilities of growth factors, or the substances in cells that stimulate healing. The procedure is non-invasive and relatively simple – here’s how it works:
- A small blood sample is taken from the patient
- The blood sample is processed to separate growth factor-rich blood cells from other blood components
- The growth factor-rich cells are concentrated, sometimes with an anesthetic to help numb pain, and injected into the patient’s damaged joint or tissue to promote healing
PRP therapy has produced positive results in many patients with chronic tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and acute ligament or muscle injuries. At Physicians Rehabilitation, we combine PRP injection with other non-surgical approaches to help achieve the best possible results for our patients.