At DNF Medical Centers Dr. Norberto Fleites and his staff have made it a point to create a center that has the capabilities to cater to all of your health needs. One of the popular services we have added to our list is platelet-rich plasma injections (also called PRP injections). If you are interested in PRP injections read below to gain some valuable knowledge about this service.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Blood is made up of four components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelet-Rich Plasma (mostly known as PRP) is plasma with a much higher number of platelets that could usually be found naturally in blood. Platelets are important to monitor due to their ability to clot blood. However, platelets also have a very crucial component, which is known as “Growth factor”. Growth factor is made up of hundreds of proteins inside the platelets and it is important when stimulating the healing process for injuries and soft tissue.
How does this procedure work?
It has been proven by various scientific studies that the concentration of growth factors in PRP can certainly and efficiently speed up the healing process. There are two ways to treat the injured area with the PRP treatment, these are:
- PRP can be applied for faster healing after surgery for injuries
- PRP can be injected into the injured area
What conditions can be treated with PRP?
Research about the effectiveness of PRP treatment is currently uncertain. However, some treatments that have been proven to benefit from the PRP treatment are:
- Chronic Tendon Injuries
- Knee Arthritis
- Acute Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries
What is a PRP injection?
A Platelet-Rich Plasma injection is a major component in the process of wound and soft tissue recovery. A PRP injection can be used to treat: shoulder, knees, hip, elbows, and wrist conditions. Side effects are extremely limited due to the fact that the patient is utilizing its own blood, however, patients should definitely rest after getting a PRP injection applied to their bodies.
At DNF Medical Centers, we provide our customers with the best assistance and guidance throughout the treatment. Please feel free to contact Dr. Norberto Fleites or one of our highly experienced staff members at: (321) 235-6230 or visit us at 5580 E Grant St, Orlando, FL 32822 on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. or Fridays through Sundays from 8:30 A.M – 4:00 P.M.