Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in Gilbert, AZ

Non-surgical healing solutions to restore your body and end pain.
PRP therapy is an in-office treatment, and the convenient procedure is usually completed in under 90 minutes.

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Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy treatments optimize your healing potential and boost your natural healing capability to restore damaged areas and regenerated tissue. Platelets are natural healing conductors and serve as the body’s first response repair team. They command growth factors and cytokines to the site of damage and set the stage for natural regeneration. The platelets used for PRP treatments come from your blood and are collected in a simple, non-invasive procedure. PRP treatments give you revolutionary healing support for fast healing and rapid pain relief.

PRP therapy is an in-office treatment, and the convenient procedure is usually completed in under 90 minutes. PRP treatments are highly effective and are often used to speed up recovery from sports injuries by professional players. PRP therapy treatments have been used to successfully improve:

Knee and hip joint conditions
Tendon damage
Rapid recovery from surgery
Ligament damage

PRP therapy treatments improve pain and help to increase mobility and flexibility in the affected areas within six weeks of the initial treatment. PRP treatments help to regulate the body’s inflammatory response to help reduce pain and trigger recovery and repair. At Gilbert Physical Medicine, we offer the most innovative and effective treatment options, like PRP treatments, to speed your healing and get you back to normal activity.

Is PRP Therapy Right for Me?

PRP therapy treatment works with your body’s natural process, so the therapy is most effective on injuries and damage that would normally heal in time. PRP therapy treatments are a great solution for injuries such as labral, labrum, and meniscus tears or any injury that has stalled in the healing process.

At Gilbert Physical Medicine, our PRP therapy treatment is quick and convenient for optimal healing and comfort. Our highly specialized procedure is conducted under strict protocol and treatment standards for your safety. Gilbert Physical Medicine PRP therapy treatments are non-invasive and offer a stress-free path to recovery and pain relief.

The Research

Published: J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Jun;17(3):423-430. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12404. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
 Author: Elghblawi E.
PRP proved to promote wound healing and aid in facelift, volumetric skin, skin rejuvenation, regeneration, and reconstruction; improve wrinkling; stimulate hair growth; increase hair follicle viability and its survival rate; prevent apoptosis; increase and prolong the anagen hair growth stage; and delay the progression to catagen hair cycle stage with increased density in hair loss and hair transplantation.
Published: J J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2017 Oct;51(5):301-305. doi: 10.1080/2000656X.2016.1260025. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
 Authors: Uzun H, Bitik O, Uzun Ö, Ersoy US, Aktaş E.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has the potential to promote peripheral nerve regeneration through the autologous supply of growth factors. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the effects of platelet-rich plasma injections with the effects of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Published: Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Dec; 11(4): 583–592.
 Authors: Corey S. Cook and Patrick A. Smith
Purpose of Review
The purpose of this review is to update the reader on the current applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOA). This review will focus on PRP’s effect on the osteoarthritic joint, how PRP compares to traditional treatments of KOA, and provide clinical feedback on the use of PRP in an orthopedic and sports medicine practice.

Recent Findings
Recent research into the applications of PRP for KOA has further indicated both the efficacy and safety of PRP treatment. Although research has shown a tendency toward better efficacy at earlier stages of osteoarthritis (OA), evidence exists to indicate positive effects at all stages of OA.

In summary, since KOA is an extremely prevalent condition that can be a challenge to treat, it is imperative that safe and effective nonoperative treatment methods be available to individuals that are suffering from this condition.

 Authors: Liam G. Glynn, Alaa Mustafa, Monica Casey, Janusz Krawczyk, Jeanete Blom, Rose Galvin, Ailish Hannigan, Colum P. Dunne, Andrew W. Murphy, and Christian Mallen
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of autologous blood growth factors which has been shown to provide some symptomatic relief in early osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and efficacy potential of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in primary care.

Feasibility study to assess safety of the intervention procedures and assess primary and secondary outcome measures. Consecutive patients presenting with symptomatic knee OA were recruited in a primary care setting in Ireland. All participants received three injections of PRP 4 weeks apart. The following self-reported clinical outcomes were evaluated before and after therapy (4 months): Pain and disability (ICOAP questionnaire); health utility (EUROQol); adverse events; patient satisfaction and goal-orientated outcomes.

Seventeen potential patients were identified of whom 14 were eligible to participate. Twelve consented and completed the intervention and all outcome measures. There were no losses to follow-up. One patient reported pain and stiffness for 2 days after the first injection but did complete the study. No growth was detected from nine consecutive samples sent for microbiology analysis. Changes in constant, intermittent and total pain scores were reported; pain fully resolved in two patients. In addition, health utility, patient satisfaction and goal-orientated outcomes also demonstrated improvement.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a simple and minimally invasive intervention which is feasible to deliver in primary care to treat osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Well-designed randomised controlled trials are needed to measure outcomes, durability of effect and cost effectiveness.

Choosing Gilbert Physical Medicine

At Gilbert Physical Medicine, we offer the patients of Gilbert, AZ the effective treatment therapy they need to achieve their health goals. Our treatment plans are designed for success using our high level of expertise and experience combined with a patient-focused office culture for your comfort.

We rely on thorough diagnostic techniques to find the best treatment options for you. We focus on treating the whole body, not just your condition. Our supportive staff works with you to determine what’s best for your body, overall health, and schedule to provide the most effective and convenient care to get you back to feeling your best. Call us now at (480) 500-6145 to schedule your consultation.

Gilbert Physical Medicine

Address: 725 W Elliot Road Suite 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233

Phone: 480-545-0000

Fax: 480-545-7615

Monday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM

Tuesday   10AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM

Wednesday   1–6:00PM

Thursday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM

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