The Benefits of Seeing An Orthopedic Surgeon for PRP Treatments
A recent article in Men’s Health magazine outlines the many benefits and growing medical uses for platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). While the application of regenerative medicine for a broad range of conditions continues to grow, PRP treatments for knee injuries have been in use for quite some time.
How Does PRP Work?
Dr. Meier and his team use platelet-rich plasma therapy to fast track and enhance the body’s natural healing capabilities. Blood is drawn from each patient and run through a centrifuge, where the platelets are separated from the red and white blood cells. A concentrated solution of platelets with a much higher percentage of healing growth factors is then injected directly into the injured joint, tendon, or ligament. PRP is minimally invasive, and can also be used to supplement traditional treatments and surgery.
What Orthopedic Conditions Can Be Treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP can offer relief for a range of orthopedic injuries and joint pain. Some of the many conditions treated with regenerative medicine by Dr. Meier and his team at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine include:
- Chronic joint, neck, and back pain
- Arthritis of the shoulder, knee, hip, and spine
- Achilles tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprains & instability
- Cartilage tears and degeneration
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
- Failed back surgery
- Foot pain
- Ligament injuries
- Runner’s knee
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Occupational and workplace injuries
Contact an Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon in Beverly Hills Today
To learn more about whether platelet rich plasma therapy is right for you, call Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine today at (310) 777-7845 to schedule a consultation, or fill out an online contact form today to speak with a regenerative medicine expert in Beverly Hills today.
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