PRP Injections in West Bloomfield
PRP Joint Injections
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PRP is a form of biological treatment that utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities for accelerated healing. These injections are becoming more widely used and recognized around the world as a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for damaged ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Cratus Medical Vitality Institute is proud to offer PRP injections in our West Bloomfield office to help our patients find relief from their pain.
About PRP Injections
PRP injections have been shown to help alleviate painful osteoarthritis symptoms in numerous individuals.
After many years of medical research, it has been proven that platelets naturally move towards an injured area and release growth factors which aid in the healing process. These growth factors are capable of stimulating cellular growth and accelerating healing. Studies show that PRP injections release as many as 3 to 5 times the growth factors compared to normal human blood.
How it Works
PRP injections are a simple, in-office treatment option for many orthopedic injuries and chronic conditions.
After an initial consultation to discuss your pain points and medical history, we will further explain the process and determine whether or not you are a candidate for PRP injections.
During your appointment for PRP injections, we start this biologic treatment by performing a simple blood draw from the patient. Then, we spin down the patient’s blood in a special centrifuge to separate the plasma. Once the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is removed from the rest of the blood, the plasma is injected directly into the damaged area.
Candidacy for PRP Injections
We use PRP injections for a number of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including:
- ElbowLateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Knee- Ligament injuries, meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis, patellar instability and mild to moderate osteoarthritis
- Shoulder– Rotator cuff injuries, biceps tendonitis, labral and SLAP tears, instability and arthritis
The healing benefits of PRP injections can be used in any age group. This biologic treatment may be an ideal option for patients who have not experienced relief of symptoms after non-surgical measures, such as physical therapy, modified activity and medication. It’s also a great option for those patients seeking a surgical alternative.
Results of your PRP Joint Injections
Patients can expect to see noticeable improvements in their symptoms after a series of treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Even after the initial treatment and injection, patients can experience reduced pain and increased range of motion. After your series of treatments, the growth factors from the injection will continue to improve strength in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the treated area. These improvements should continue for roughly 6 to 9 months, after which patients may need additional maintenance treatments.