Discuss PRP Therapy with the Team at the Elborno Center
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
The body has a number of elements and processes that help it heal from injury and trauma. Bruises heal and cuts scab over. But did you know that the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the body can also heal faster with the use of specialized injection therapies?
Understanding PRP therapy
At the Elborno Center in Willowbrook, IL, patients who have experienced tears or pain in the body may be able to seek relief with PRP therapy. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, an element of the blood that is known to have a high concentration of growth factors. The PRP is extracted from a blood draw taken from the patient and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge is a specialized device the essentially spins the blood samples to separate the PRP from the other cells of the blood. The PRP is then extracted and injected into the area of concern. This therapy is especially helpful for patients who have experienced tears or injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The entire process from start to finish is approximately a half hour and is done right at the Elborno Center practice.
What conditions are treatable with PRP therapy?
PRP therapy can be used for the treatment of a variety of soft tissue concerns including:
- Sprained ankles
- Rotator cuff tears
- Ligament sprains
How often are PRP injections performed for optimal results?
To obtain the best results, it is best for patients to have several PRP injections performed approximately one month apart. This will help speed the recovery of the patient, as well as provide a noticeable reduction in pain levels. Most patients with the above conditions are considered the best candidates for PRP therapy in Willowbrook, IL.
Connect with the Elborno Center today to learn more about PRP therapy options
If you have experienced an injury or pain in the body and are curious to know if PRP therapy can help you heal, we encourage you to take the time to book an appointment at the Elborno Center of Willowbrook, IL. Our practice is conveniently located at 6747 Kingery Highway and can be reached by calling (630) 568-3892.
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