Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Your body contains everything it needs to heal injured or damaged body parts. Unfortunately, sometimes the healing process may be a little slow. To accelerate your body’s natural healing process, the health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP). For expert care from a team focused on providing therapies that help you get better faster, contact the office by phone or schedule an appointment online today.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that amplifies your body’s ability to self-repair, as well as push the body through a healing process that might be stuck. 

The Sensor Medica Clinic team specializes in regenerative medicine and offers many innovative therapies to support your body’s healing process. They often use PRP in conjunction with stem cell therapy.

Stem cells are the blank cells in your body that can transform into specialized cells such as cartilage, bone, or muscle. Using PRP and stem cell therapy ensures your body gets everything it needs and enhances the healing process, especially in severe cases. 

How does PRP work?

Your blood consists of solid red and white blood cells along with platelets suspended in a liquid called plasma. The platelets in your blood contain hundreds of growth factors, which are vital proteins that play an essential role in the healing process. 

When you have an injury, your body sends over platelets to stop the bleeding, start the healing process, and repair the damaged tissue. These platelets also trigger your body to release its own stem cells to support the repairing. 

To prepare your PRP for treatment, your provider at Sensor Medica Clinic takes a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the tiny platelets from the heavier components in your blood, creating a blood sample with a high concentration of platelets. 

The team injects the PRP into the desired area to accelerate the healing process. 

What conditions benefit from PRP?

The health care experts at Sensor Medica Clinic use PRP to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. They find PRP beneficial for:

  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Minor injuries

They add stem cell therapy with PRP to treat more advanced conditions such as degenerative arthritis, cartilage damage, and rotator cuff tears. 

What happens after PRP treatment?

There’s no downtime after your PRP treatment. However, your provider at Sensor Medica Clinic may suggest activity modification specific to your needs and diagnosis.

Though PRP accelerates the healing process, you may not notice an improvement in pain and function for a few weeks. Results vary, and the team at Sensor Medica Clinic schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Your body’s healing process takes time. To learn more about the benefits of PRP and how it may help you recover faster, contact Sensor Medica Clinic by phone or schedule an appointment online today.