Platelet Rich Plasma
Is PRP Therapy Right For Me?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an effective way to jump start the recovery process from soft tissue injuries & repetitive sports injuries such as Jumper’s Knee and Tennis Elbow. PRP works by concentrating the Platelets in your blood and then injecting the enriched plasma at the injury site. The result is an increase in growth factors at the injury site, which accelerates both your body’s response to injury, as well as the cellular repair of soft tissue damage.
PRP Therapy At Nashville Spine Institute
PRP is blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that contain large quantities of healing proteins. Your “whole blood” is primarily liquid (plasma) containing solid particles like red cells, white cells, and the smaller platelets.
During a PRP procedure at Nashville Spine Institute, a syringe of your whole blood is obtained from your vein and is then placed in a centrifuge for two cycles to separate the layer of the plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets. The desirable growth factors and other cytokines (cell signaling molecules) useful in healing are associated with platelets. After this platelet-rich layer of your own plasma has been isolated, it can be injected back into your body to target an area of tissue damage in muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints. Ultrasound visualization guidance is utilized to increase the accuracy, safety, and comfort of the injection without the addition of radiation exposure. All PRP injections are performed in our office for your convenience so you don’t have to go to a hospital or an outpatient surgery center.
At Nashville Spine Institute, we use Tropocells® PRP to optimize healing and growth during our PRP Therapy sessions.
We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to find out if PRP Therapy can help your condition!