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Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been around for years and is becoming a more common treatment for arthritis and various tendon and ligament issues. 

During PRP therapy, blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge, a process that separates the various components of the blood. This isolates the platelets, a solid component in the blood, from other blood cells. 

The platelet-rich solution is then injected in the body that needs to be treated. PRP therapy is used to treat arthritis, degenerative conditions and injuries to ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

Benefits of PRP Therapy

The healing factors within the blood tend to congregate in the PRP. This is effective in stimulating the natural healing process of tissue. 

A more effective and complete treatment, PRP therapy allows for the regeneration of natural tissue and a potential decreased likelihood of repeat injuries. It can be an effective solution for those who have tried traditional treatments with minimal success.

PRP can help patients avoid surgery, beneficial for those who want to postpone surgery or for athletes who want to avoid a potentially career-ending surgery. 

PRP Therapy at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Here at Wake Forest Baptist, we treat patients at our sports medicine facilities.

Patients with arthritis or injuries undergo a full evaluation, and the medical care team will explore all options to determine which is the best route for each individual patient.

Orthopaedic and sports medicine experts work together from diagnosis through treatment, including follow-up appointments and post-treatment rehabilitation.

Note that PRP therapy may not be covered by your insurance.

Call 336-716-WAKE to learn more about PRP therapy

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