What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components—red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets are best known for clotting blood; however, they also contain hundreds of proteins called “growth factors,” which are critical when healing injuries. PRP is plasma with significantly more platelets than what is typically found in the blood. The concentration of platelets—and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors—can be five to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. When PRP is injected into the area of injury, it can boost your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
PRP Injection in Littleton
PRP can be carefully injected into an injured area to assist the natural healing process. For example, in Achilles tendonitis (a condition commonly seen in runners and tennis players) is where the heel cord becomes swollen, inflamed, and painful. A mixture of PRP injection and a local anesthetic is injected into this inflamed tissue directly. PRP injections may also be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. Call today to explore our full PRP injection in Littleton to see if it can benefit you.
Littleton’s Trusted PRP Specialist
Our Littleton based PRP specialists use PRP injections to treat chronic tendon injuries, especially tennis elbow, and other common injuries affecting tendons. Because of our extensive hands on experience providing PRP injections to various areas of the body, we’re confident you won’t find a more compassionate, delicate, and effective group of PRP specialists in the Littleton area. If you’ve been cleared for PRP treatment by a general physician, choose the experience of Littleton Gynecology and Wellness.
Call The Experts At Littleton Gynecology and Wellness Today!
At Littleton Gynecology and Wellness, we have been Littleton, CO’s first choice for women’s healthcare for more than two decades. We are dedicated and caring professionals who are committed to helping you with all your gynecological needs. From teen health through menopause and beyond, our experienced healthcare providers are committed to helping our patients achieve their most coveted health and wellness goals. Call our office today for safe and dependable health services.
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