The latest cutting edge technology in the healthcare field ironically requires no cutting at all.
Plasma rich platelets, or PRP, is an emerging treatment in the orthobiologics field. As opposed to invasive, surgical treatment solutions, PRP combines technology and the body’s natural ability to heal itself from within.
Athletes of all ages are turning to this method of treatment because it provides patients with a non surgical option for their sports injuries.
Dr. Bright McConnell is bringing PRP to Charleston Sports Medicine because it provides patients with less invasive treatment options. He states, “Orthobiologics and PRP sound very complicated, but it is a simple approach. We let the injury heal itself, such as a tendon injury, without undergoing the trauma of surgery.”
Typical PRP procedures begin with a blood draw. Once the blood is drawn, platelets are removed and then injected into an injured tendon to jumpstart the healing process. States Dr. McConnell, “We are allowing the body the opportunity to heal itself. Studies have shown that this procedure has proven to be an especially effective treatment for sports injuries.
Read more about PRP and patient experiences in Post&Courier’s article “Your Health” Platelet-Rich Plasma Debated as Treatment for Joints, Tendons”. Interested in PRP as a treatment option for your pain? Call Charleston Sports Medicine at (843) 284-5200