How platelet rich plasma is used in sports medicine
- Posted on: Dec 15 2019
There are many ways for patients to recover from sports injuries, pain, and dysfunction. One method of treatment that is growing in popularity is the use of platelet-rich plasma for sports medicine. Dr. Mark Adickes of Jock to Doc offers this treatment for patients who can benefit from their own platelets.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a specialized term that refers to the concentration of platelets in the patient’s natural blood. These platelets provide growth factors that are commonly used to improve healing and recovery. PRP is becoming extremely popular in many areas of medicine, including hair regrowth. At Jock to Doc, we use PRP injections to help treat a wide range of sports injuries and problems, ensuring a more natural and holistic approach to sports medicine care.
What is PRP used for?
PRP can be used in sports medicine to:
- Help with ongoing dysfunction and pain
- Treat tendon conditions and injuries
- Address wear and tear related to chronic tendon injuries
- Treat acute strains and muscle tears
- Address soft tissue rupture
- Improve arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions
How does PRP work?
PRP injections are administered by the doctor directly into the area of concern. The growth factors can provide a fast and effective treatment for certain conditions that may not be responding well to other treatments offered and attempted.
ow is a patient’s PRP obtained?
The process of obtaining PRP is simple. Patients come into the office for a blood draw. The team at Jock to Doc will collect the blood and place it in a device called a centrifuge, which can spin out the different elements in the patient’s blood, including isolation of the PRP. Then the PRP are injected back into the patient’s body in the area requiring treatment.
Request your visit today
Dr. Mark Adickes and the team of Jock to Doc in Houston, TX provide a wide selection of sports medicine solutions. If you reside in the area and want to learn more about using platelet-rich plasma to address common pains and dysfunctions, contact the practice by calling (713) 464-0077. The practice is conveniently located at 950 Campbell Road, and our orthopedic surgeon is pleased to assist new patients.
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