Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments for Joint Injury and Repetitive Stress
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections incorporate a therapy that utilizes the patient’s own blood to help relieve chronic pain and heal damaged tissue.
Platelets are blood structures that are essential to clotting and wound healing. Without platelets, tissue repair cannot take place. These tiny little particles that play a big role in healing.
So what do platelets have to do with chronic pain? Platelets release growth factors, substances in the body that stimulate cell growth and division. Your body naturally produces growth factors in response to injury, and those growth factors influence nearly every stage of wound healing. Our Bend area clinic high density platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection treatments have been known to promote healing during arthritis and chronic pain therapy, at the site of the injury or diseased tissue.
Dr. Payson Flattery is known throughout Bend as the expert in PRP injection treatments for arthritis and pain relief, with deep experience and years of training in chronic pain therapy.
With high density platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, we concentrate platelets, sometimes as high as 5 to 10 times richer than typical blood, with the result being an extremely high amount of growth factors. Through PRP injections, we can send those growth factors directly to the site of an injury that has failed to fully heal.
To prepare for a PRP injection in Bend, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells during a process called centrifugation. The concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood for precise, targeted injection into the damaged area.
Typical Conditions Treated by Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
- Chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow or repetitive stress conditions
- Sports Injuries of the ligaments and muscles
- Healing after surgery for rotator cuff and ACL tears
- Joint Arthritis
If you have chronic pain from an injury, arthritis or repetitive stress, call us to set up an appointment in Bend for analysis, diagnosis and discussion of PRP injection treatments.