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How Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Works

This procedure harnesses the power of protein and growth factors to enhance the function of cells, which ends up in overall better health. 

Plasma is the liquid element of your blood where all the red and white blood cells, along with salts and vitamins, are suspended. Platelets, tiny cell fragments that help the blood clot, are also suspended there. Platelets promote healing and stimulate cell growth and proliferation. 

When talking about tendon issues (platelet-rich plasma therapy is a popular procedure in healing these, and several athletes use this procedure), the injection of platelet-rich plasma can make up for natural tendency and begin to heal. It can help address some medical conditions such as tendinopathy, ligament injury, and arthritis while promoting wound and injury healing.

There is often little to no scar tissue and a speedy recovery. The procedure is non-invasive and quick, delivering noticeable results without many side effects, if any at all. 

So, what exactly happens during this procedure?

First, Dr. Martinez-Noda will draw a sample of your blood (30 to 60 milliliters, or two to four tablespoons). Then, the sample is put into a centrifuge to separate components and increases platelet levels through centrifugation. Finally, platelets are added to the blood plasma and injected into the problem area. This typically only takes one office visit, and most patients go home right after. 

Platelet-rich plasma therapy Miami is a safe and effective procedure. If you’re interested in booking an appointment, please call us at 786.701.5750. We also offer family medicine Miami services. Please visit us online for more information.