What Is PRP Therapy, and Will it Work For Me?

http://www.austinfootandankle.com/ Athletes like golf pro Tiger Woods, football player Hines Ward, basketball player Brandon Roy, and baseball pitcher Cliff Lee have all been vocal about their success with PRP therapy, but is it really as miraculous as it’s rumored to be? What is PRP therapy anyway?

PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” and is a very helpful therapy that is used for specific conditions in the foot and ankle. Platelets are found within the human body, and carry several growth factors which are important in the healing process.

In order to provide PRP therapy, blood is taken from a patient’s body. It is then then spun down in a centrifuge to extract the platelets. Once the platelets are extracted, they are injected into a site that requires healing. This is a very useful adjunct procedure in order to ensure enhanced healing within a particular area. It is commonly used around ligaments and tendon sites which have chronic issues.

If you are getting frustrated by numerous failed “traditional” therapies for foot pain, PRP therapy may be for you. For more information about PRP therapy, fell free to call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. We are more than happy to sit down with you in person or on the telephone to discuss whether PRP therapy may be right for you. http://www.austinfootandankle.com/practice_areas/technology-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-austin-texas-state-of-the-art-surgical-practice.cfm