Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy  (PRP)

We use a device designed to automate platelet concentration and extraction. This advanced system means we can quickly process blood drawn from patients with minimal manipulation reducing opportunities for contamination or human error.

PRP Accelerates Healing

Platelets are blood cells that play several roles within your body. 

 

They contain proteins that help your body's natural healing process. 

 

We draw a small amount of blood and then spin it within a centrifuge at high speed.  This concentrates platelets and other blood components into a dense fluid we inject at your point of injury or pain. 

 

With 5-10 times the normal concentration of platelets, this injection has been shown to accelerate the healing process.   

We have seen patients who respond well experience enhanced healing of :
 

  • tendons

  • ligaments

  • muscles

Inflammation reduction

Our doctors may recommend PRP to reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis resulting in pain and stiffness.

You may have a series of injections given 2 to 3 months apart.

 

Some of the world’s most elite athletes have used PRP for wound healing. They include golf’s Tiger Woods, baseball’s Takashi Saito, and football’s Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu.

What to Expect

Because PRP involves using a your own platelets, there is rarely any form of adverse reaction.  Temporary pain, irritation or bleeding at the injection site is possible. 

Most patients happily get on with activities of daily life immediately after treatment. 

Healing begins soon, but results may take several weeks to become noticeable.  Optimal results can take 3-6 months.  

 

7201 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel: 260.432.1800