5 Potential Benefits of PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

For anyone who plays sports — and even those who don't — injuries can be an all too common part of life. Fortunately, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy can help speed recovery.

Dr. Jeremy Woodson and our highly trained staff provide both preventive care and state-of-the-art treatments with evidence-based results for many orthopedic issues at our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Whether you're a top-tier athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone looking to move without pain, we can help with platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelets and their growth factors play a crucial role in healing after an injury. PRP therapy involves drawing about two teaspoons of blood and separating the solid platelets from the liquid plasma using a centrifuge. A special serum is then made that features almost 95% more platelets and a concentration of growth factors that is 10 times the amount found in typical blood.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells typically come from the fat or bone marrow and are separated using a centrifuge. Since they aren't yet a specific kind of cell, they have the ability to become whatever type of cell is needed in the healing process, such as cartilage, bone, tendon, and more.

Potential benefits

Platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy offer several benefits when it comes to healing an injury.

More relief

These regenerative therapies can reduce inflammation. They can also help decrease pain and in some cases can alleviate it altogether.

Better healing

Injuries can sideline you from the sports you love. Platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy can speed up healing so you can get back to your favorite activities sooner.

All-natural

Both PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are completely natural. They employ the same substances the body is already using, just in greater amounts.

Safe

Since it comes from your own body, there is no risk of infection. It is also possible to use donated PRP and stem cells, which are carefully pre-screened.

Less invasive

By taking advantage of the powerful healing properties of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy, many people are able to avoid more serious interventions such as surgery.

If you have an injury, getting a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is essential to recovery. Call our office today at 405-233-3602 for an appointment and to find out if platelet-rich plasma or stem cell therapy is right for you.

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