Here at the orthopedic practice of Vipul Dua MD, we are always seeking out the newest and most successful advancements in technology so that you, our valued patient, can achieve outstanding results with the least invasive methods possible. And those are the reasons why we are very pleased to now offer our PRP therapy in Manchester.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and this treatment involves injections into areas such as your tendon or your heel, though it can be used for other joints to the same effect. If you were to use medications to spur recovery, you might be subject to side-effects. Also, drugs don’t always work for everyone, or to the same extent for all who use it. Surgery comes with the chance of complications, and typically means longer recovery times. Both of those forms of treatment are still good options, and in some cases they may, apart or together, be the best options for addressing a particular condition or injury. But with our PRP therapy in Manchester, you can experience rapid healing without the risks of surgery or the consequences of medication. Here’s how it works: some of your own blood is extracted, subsequently isolating the platelets to increase the concentration of them. Normal blood has a platelet count of from 150,000 to 350,00. PRP injections, by comparison, have about 1 million. That means that under ideal circumstances, platelet increase may be as high as 600% or higher. The reason that this is important is that platelets are vital for healing. More of them means better odds of a positive outcome more quickly. So instead of expecting drugs to do the job, your body is healing itself using its own blood. It’s completely safe and very effective.
Make an appointment to come in for an examination and consultation. Our PRP therapy in Manchester might be the right type of treatment for you.