If you struggle with joint pain or an injury and prefer non-surgical treatments, turn to Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (COSMO) in Denver, Colorado. Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, Jared White, DO, and their expert team offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. Call the office to learn more or request an appointment online today.
PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is the part of your blood that’s rich in platelets and growth factors and accelerates healing. PRP comes from a sample of your blood and is a fast, simple, highly effective solution for pain and injuries.
Your COSMO specialist might recommend you receive PRP injections if you struggle with:
At the first sign of uncomfortable or long-lasting musculoskeletal pain, see the COSMO team for an evaluation.
To find out if you’re a candidate for PRP injections, your sports medicine specialist reviews your symptoms and discusses your medical history. They evaluate painful or injured areas of your body and assess joint range of motion.
Your provider may recommend you complete blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and find the best treatment.
During the first step of PRP treatment, your orthopaedic specialist takes a sample of blood from a vein in your body, often in your arm. They spin the sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and white blood cells from the rest of your blood. Your provider then injects PRP into painful or injured areas of your body to promote healing over time.
After PRP treatment, you can resume normal everyday activities since there’s no downtime associated with the procedure. You may notice some redness or swelling at the injection site that doesn’t last long. The COSMO team may recommend you complete multiple PRP injections spaced apart over time to experience the best outcome.
To learn more about PRP injections and find out if they’re right for you, call the Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics office or book an appointment online today.