Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy from Orthopedic Specialists in the Tampa, FL, Area
Platelet rich plasma therapy is an innovative form of regenerative medicine that is helping some patients with musculoskeletal conditions delay or even avoid the need for surgery. If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area and would like to consult with a board-certified orthopedic doctor about this treatment, visit Physicians Rehabilitation. Located in nearby Sun City Center, our practice offers the latest advances in conservative orthopedic care, including platelet rich plasma therapy.
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?
Platelet rich plasma therapy, also called PRP therapy or PRP injections, leverages the body’s natural restorative abilities. It is considered to be a safe and drug-free treatment that is associated with few side effects. Here’s how it works:
- A small blood sample is taken from the patient.
- The blood sample is processed in a centrifuge to separate growth factor-rich 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 injury site to boost the healing process and promote new tissue growth.
Individuals with many types of musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, labral tears, tendinitis, and muscle strains, can potentially benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy. Many patients report a significant reduction in symptoms and improvement in mobility following treatment.
Our approach to orthopedic treatment
Physicians Rehabilitation merges platelet rich plasma with many other evidence-based conservative techniques to maximize each patient’s results. Our patients receive individualized treatment plans that are tailored to their specific needs and health goals.
To learn if you are a candidate for platelet rich plasma therapy, contact Physicians Rehabilitation today to schedule a no-cost consultation at our center near Tampa. Our practice accepts most major health insurance plans.