Dedicated to providing you with the latest treatment options in orthopaedic medicine, Michael Sander, MD, offers cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma injections to reduce pain and promote your body’s own healing ability. At Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Weslaco, Texas, Dr. Sander and his skilled medical team offer in-office platelet-rich plasma treatments to help you heal faster and get back to your usual activities with less pain and improved functionality. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sander to find out more about platelet-rich plasma therapy using the online feature or by calling the office.
Your blood is made up of a liquid known as plasma that contains white and red cells and blood platelets. These platelets are important for your blood’s ability to clot at sites of bleeding, and also responsible for producing growth factors that help heal injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy uses concentrated forms of plasma and growth factors to heal injured muscles, tissues, and joints from the inside out.
PRP injections can be an effective treatment option for a variety of injuries and degenerative diseases, such as:
The Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team can determine if PRP injection therapy is right for you based on your overall health and the nature of your injury. They review your medical history and perform a physical examination of your injured area to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
The goal of treatment with PRP injections is to alleviate your pain and encourage the body’s natural healing processes.
PRP injection therapy happens in two phases. During the first phase, the team collects a sample of your blood. They must prepare the blood in a centrifuge, a machine that quickly spins to separate the platelets in the plasma from other blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured area, where it adds to the platelets already in the area to further stimulate healing.
Throughout the procedure, the Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team ensures you’re comfortable. They can provide you with a local anesthetic during the blood draw and the injection procedure.
PRP injections stimulate your body’s natural healing ability, effectively speeding up the healing process. Within several weeks of treatment, you may notice a difference in the functioning of the affected area and relief from your pain.
The team continues to monitor the progress PRP injection therapy offers through follow-up appointments. They may recommend additional PRP injections to maintain your results over time, especially if you have a degenerative disease.
Find out if platelet-rich plasma injections are the right treatment option for you by calling the office in Weslaco or booking an appointment online.