We offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has recently been in the social media. Dr. Hormozi has been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for several years now with a great success rate. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used for patients of all ages who have tendon injuries, ligament injuries, joint problems, sprains or strains.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a very fast and easy in-office procedure which only takes about 10-15 minutes. First, a very small amount of blood is drawn from the patient into a sterile tube, exactly like any standard blood sample draw. Then the tube containing a patient’s blood is placed into a centrifuge (machine that spins blood), which separates the platelets from the other blood components. After a few minutes, the concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube. Next, using a sterile needle the physician will inject the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the injury site, such as tendon, ligament, muscle or joint.
The main advantage to the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure is that the patient’s body will not reject the platelets or produce an allergic reaction, since is from the patient’s own body, as opposed to the risks taken when using animal products or other synthetic products.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is a natural alternative to Cortisone (corticosteroid) injections, which can cause real harm the body if used too many times. Also, Cortisone injections can cause ruptured tendons. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has no real side effects or complications.