Enhanced PRP uses the natural benefits of hyaluronic acid ( HA) together with the growth factors found in Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP) . Hyaluronic Acid is a gel that can be injected into your joints. Some trade names of these injections include Orthovisc™, Monovisc™ or Supartz™. This is chondroprotective supplement that helps restore the fluid in your knee to its normal natural state. When you develop osteoarthritis, the fluid in your knee becomes very thin. When the fluid is thinned, it does not allow the cartilage to receive its natural nutrition through fluid motion and this can accelerate the degeneration of the cartilage. In addition, the thin fluid provides decreased shock absorbing properties, which can also accelerate the wear of your cartilage. Other studies have demonstrated its ability to help with the regenerative process by stimulating cell migration and reducing scarring and repairing damaged tissue. The exact number of injections required varies from patient to patient and can be either 1,3, 4 or 5 injections depending upon your condition, social obligations, travel distance and even your insurance coverage. Modern science has been able to reproduce hyaluronate from the plume of roosters (thus, if you are allergic to poultry or eggs, you should inform us and we can change the brand of the injection to avoid allergic reactions).
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is found in the natural healing cells called platelets within your own blood. During just one of your sodium hyaluronate injections, we will combine the healing growth factors from your own blood found within the platelet portion of your plasma. This will be customized to your specific condition which will be determined by your physician and provide the added growth factors to this process. Please follow the directions below to properly prepare for these injections.
Congratulations! You have chosen one of the best regenerative treatments for arthritis, tendonitis or bursitis. This process utilizes your body’s own natural healing growth factors combined with the cushioning and lubricating properties of hyaluronic acid to help your body heal itself. However, this is not a stem cell procedure and it will not regrow any tissue, tendons, cartilage, meniscus or muscle. To optimize these results, please follow these simple suggestions to not only optimize the cell process but also your general health:
Again, check for the date of your PRP treatment and here are some simple suggestions:
Most people start to notice improvements around week 6-8 but you may either take longer or sooner to notice a difference. Adhering to other treatment plans such as exercise and nutrition can help with the healing.
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