Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an orthobiologic made from a patient’s own blood. PRP is made in a process that takes less than 10 minutes in the office. PRP is then used where necessary to reduce pain and inflammation, improve function, and promote overall healing. It is a therapy that is effective for a variety of orthopedic conditions.
Making PRP is a specialized process that requires experience and expertise because all PRP is not the same. In fact, the concentration of PRP can vary 15 times from one company to the next! Texas Orthobiologics is a center where other orthopedic clinicians look to learn the appropriate ways and methods to use PRP in clinical practice.
If you have sustained a sports injury or have a painful arthritic condition, or have back pain, PRP therapy may be an ideal solution.
Here is what you need to know about it and why Texas Orthobiologics is the best place for PRP therapy.
Common orthopedic conditions where PRP Therapy has been shown effective in research
PRP has been studied for over 30 years as a therapy for a variety of orthopedic conditions. In fact, there has been more than 30 level 1 studies showing that PRP is a more effective treatment than steroid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. PRP therapy has been shown effective for many painful and limiting injuries and conditions, such as:
- Degenerative joint disease (arthritis)
- Back pain
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Bone fractures
How the PRP Therapy procedure works
- Step 1: Collect the patient’s own blood. A small amount of your blood is collected to use for the procedure.
- Step 2: Centrifuge the blood. The blood is placed into a device that separates the platelets and plasma, which contain growth factors and cytokines essential for healing.
- Step 3: Inject the PRP into the desired site. The PRP collected in Step 2 is injected into the area of your body that requires healing. Techniques to reduce pain and discomfort are used during this process also.
Why Texas Orthobiologics is the best place for PRP therapy
When you receive any type of medical procedure, you don’t want to be treated as just another number. The mission of Dr. Don Buford and Texas Orthobiologics is to deliver personalized, state-of-the-art treatment to patients, allowing them to return to their best level of functioning and health.
Texas Orthobiologics provides concierge-style full-service solutions, using only evidence-based nonsurgical and surgical therapies. As a patient, you will get answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed decisions about your care. Our practice ensures you receive the care and attention you deserve.
In addition, as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Buford is highly experienced and well-versed in all aspects of treating orthopedic conditions.
Contact Texas Orthobiologics to find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy
If you are suffering from chronic pain or looking for effective treatment options, you owe it to yourself to explore orthobiologics. Dr. Buford of Texas Orthobiologics is the leading provider of regenerative medicine procedures like PRP therapy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Although PRP therapy isn’t covered by most major insurance plans, it’s an affordable and effective option that can save you years of needless pain and suffering. And our cost of therapy includes follow-up after your procedure. Contact us today to schedule an initial in-person or telemed consultation to find out if you are a candidate for this exciting therapy.