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Using the body’s regenerative stem cells is one of the MOST effective ways the Invictus Healthcare team treats joints and spine injuries and gets you back to life’s important activities.
~ Dr. Gregory L. Wilson
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY
Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves drawing blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge. This process separates the red blood cells and most of the white blood cells from the blood plasma, which consists of water, electrolytes, proteins, and platelets. The platelet-rich plasma separates from other blood components and returns to an injured part of the body through an injection.
The platelets are often activated before injection, meaning the clotting process is artificially started before the platelets are introduced to the injured area. Some physicians, however, believe it is better to let the platelets activate within the body. When activated, the platelets immediately start to clot and produce growth factor hormones that start healing the affected area.
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream.
Provider draws the blood from your body and uses a machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Then the doctor numbs the area of your body being treated with PRP injections. Once you’re numb, the doctor uses a needle to inject your plasma into the area of your being treated.
PRP THERAPY TREATS:
Arthritis Related Pain
MEET THE PROVIDERS
Gregory L. Wilson, DO, FACOS
Andronica Handie, DPM, MS
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Interventional Procedures
Jamie Harris, MSN, CRNA, NSPM
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