Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another effective alternative to drugs or surgery, as it uses the body’s own healing resources. If you’re suffering from arthritis, low back pain, sports injuries and more, PRP treatment can help.
When we use PRP therapy, we draw platelets from your blood, suspend them in protein-rich plasma, then inject that substance into the affected area. The PRP stimulates your body’s own healing process, thus decreasing pain, rebuilding tissue and improving mobility.
PRP is becoming a go-to option for patients suffering from knee meniscus issues. In fact, in 2016 researchers from the University of Missouri, Columbia conducted a randomized clinical trial on the effect of PRP on osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. They found that participants who received PRP injections noticed a significant improvement in their OA after just one week, and the improvement continued throughout the study and at its conclusion.
The potential of PRP therapy is endless. Aside from knee mobility, PRP has been found to improve joints, ligaments and muscles.
A fellow of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Surecell Group, Dr. Peter Lewis has administered over 100,000 PRP injections to 12,000 patients. He said, “More than 80% of the patients who undergo PRP treatments enjoy very good results. Even people who’ve been told they’d need surgery have a 70% chance that platelet-rich plasma will help them.”
Discover how PRP treatment at Physicians Health & Wellness can reduce your pain and increase your mobility. Call 212.838.8265 or use our Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from New York, Manhattan, Midtown, Queens, the Bronx and surrounding communities. We welcome patients from New York, Manhattan, Midtown, Queens, the Bronx and neighboring locations.