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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet rich plasma treatment is one of the most well-known regenerative medicine procedures available. You may have heard it mentioned by friends, family, or even professional athletes. PRP is unique in its potential to significantly strengthen the body’s ability to repair and heal soft tissue injuries and degenerative conditions.

PRP therapy was widely used in veterinary medicine before making a name for itself in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Not all PRP is the same, however. It is nuanced in how it is prepared, how the physician injects it and who the best candidates are.

Practitioners who perform these procedures require a specific set of skills to ensure the best chance of a successful outcome. Minute changes to the composition of platelet-rich serum can have major impacts on the procedure’s effectiveness. The injection regimen needs to be carefully calibrated to each patient’s individual needs.

Odom Health & Wellness is proud to provide healing platelet rich plasma therapy for knee, shoulder, elbow, neck, back, hip and other injured areas. Visit our clinic in Minnetonka, MN for expert therapeutic care.

 

Shoulder

• Rotator cuff tears
• Labral tears
• Osteoarthritis
• Instability

Spine

• Osteoarthritis
• Sacroiliac joint pain
• Back pain
• Post laminectomy syndrome
• Instability joint pain

Elbow & Hand

• Tennis elbow
• Ligament tears
• Carpal tunnel
• Arthritis
• Instability

Knee

• Osteoarthritis
• Ligament tears
• Meniscus tears
• Post surgical pain
• Instability

Elbow & Hand

• Tennis elbow
• Ligament tears
• Carpal tunnel
• Arthritis
• Instability

Hip

• Osteoarthritis
• Labral tears
• Bursitis
• Tendinitis
• Tendinopathy

Foot & Ankle

• Osteoarthritis
• Tendinopathy
• Ankle instability
• Plantar fasciitis
• Bunion/toe pain

Is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Right for Me?

 

Platelet rich plasma therapy can significantly enhance the healing process for a wide range of injuries and conditions. It can be used to treat almost any soft-tissue pathology including:

  • Chronic tendon injuries, including tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff strains, sprains, and tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Many other tendon, ligament, or muscle injuries and conditions

There are several factors that go into determining whether PRP therapy is right for a patient. If you believe you might benefit from this revolutionary procedure, the first step is to schedule an appointment with the team at Odom Health & Wellness today. We’ll help you understand your condition, evaluate all your treatment options, and choose the best path forward to recovery. Additionally, we offer free phone consultations with our regenerative nurse specialist if you would like your questions answered before you set up an in-person appointment.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical procedure during which a physician draws a patient’s blood, processes it, and then re-injects it under imaging guidance. The goal is to use the healing properties of the processed cells to support tissue regeneration and repair.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) describes the product of a mechanical process through which the blood is extracted and fortified. Platelets, growth factors, monocytes and other healing properties are isolated from the patient’s whole blood in a two-spin centrifugation process. We isolate, concentrate and refine your blood to procure a healing, platelet rich serum.

Platelets are more commonly known for their role in the clotting process your body uses to slow and stop bleeding. Over the past 10 years, physicians and scientists have recognized the role platelets play in the healing process. We’ve since discovered that they contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which promote healing and fight inflammation without the need for major surgical intervention.

Odom uses imaging guidance to ensure the outcome of your treatment is maximized. Dr. Odom is highly trained in ultrasound guided injections. This difficult skill, in combination with his expert training in Hacket-Hemwall palpation-based injections, allows him to perform precise PRP injections into the desired targets.

What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

In addition to its ability to promote healing and drive recovery, PRP therapy has several key advantages over more traditional treatments, including surgery:

  • Minimally invasive.
  • Short recovery time.
  • Little to no scarring.
  • No incisions made during the procedure.
  • Performed under local anesthesia.
  • Drastically reduced risk profile for serious complications.
  • No additives or chemicals.

The preparation of the final injection involves no foreign substances or chemicals. There are limited PRP injection side effects compared to those you’d encounter with surgery such as blood loss, infection, and the myriad side effects with general anesthesia.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Once we record a detailed history, perform a physical examination, and interpret the results of the various necessary diagnostic tests, we’ll determine if platelet rich plasma therapy is right for you. Tests may include musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

If we decide PRP is a viable option, here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

  • On the day of your treatment, a technician will draw blood from your arm, just like during routine lab work.
  • The blood will be placed in a specialized centrifuge machine designed to produce a platelet rich plasma serum. The physician will decide on the appropriate concentration of platelets and make any other adjustments to the composition of the serum specific to your injury.
  • You are free to relax, drink water or have a snack as you wait for the procedure to begin. Processing the platelets typically takes 45 minutes.
  • After the separation, isolation and concentration process is complete, we’ll perform the pure PRP injection. Your physician will use an imaging guidance modality, like ultrasound, to guide the injection precisely to the site of injury. Once they are confident the injection is placed properly, they will inject the preparation.
What is the PRP Injection Recovery Time?

Because platelet-rich plasma therapy is minimally invasive, it is performed in the outpatient setting. You will be sent home on the same day as your injection.

Depending on your injury, you may be asked to wear a brace or splint of some kind, and you will probably be asked to modify your activity levels for a few days or weeks following the injection.

You may experience pain and soreness at the site of the injection, but you should not be in significant pain. You will follow up with us a few weeks after your injection to make sure everything is progressing to plan.

Enhance Your Outcome

We recommend physical therapy in conjunction with our Regenerative Medicine Treatments for better patient outcomes.
Physical Therapy services are not included in the price of our Regenerative Medicine Treatments.

Google Review for Odom Health & Wellness

 

Awesome place for Physical therapy and PRP. If you have joint problems this could be a must for you alsoThis place was referred to me and I am now going for personal training. Staff are the best.

– Janine Murphy

Awesome crew at Odom H&W!!! Came in with knee pain from a previous surgery and we decided that PRP was the best option for me. Dr. Odom and Team did outstanding work on preparing me for my injections and next steps after. Ian was amazing with helping with my exercises and strengthening up my knee before and after PRP. Thank you so much and highly recommend for anyone in need of treatment for PRP!!!

– Joseph Swenson

I received PRP treatment in September 2020. After the treatment, I went to weekly physical appointments. Dr. Andrew Moran provided excellent direction, care and support throughout my several months of physical therapy, focusing on not only strengthening my ankle, but my entire lower body, so that I would be prepared to return to running. By December 2020, I was running 30 minutes, several times a week, with ZERO pain. I am so thankful I went to Odom Health & Wellness. I would highly recommend seeking regenerative medicine and physical therapy there. I truly miss my weekly appointments and seeing all the staff; they sincerely care about your health and are supportive and encouraging.

Thank you, Odom Health & Wellness, for helping me regain a part of my life that I had missed so much!

– Dedra Petersen

Request a PRP therapy appointment today!