PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY – (PRP)
Foot & Ankle Institute of Miami Beach treats hundreds of patients with injuries of the foot and ankle with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) with proven results. Patients travel from all over the globe to receive PRP therapy to aid in their recovery and expedite healing of surgical wounds and injuries. Dr. Allison Guyen, FACFAS is the leading regenerative physician specialized in PRP therapy and Stem Cell therapy. Dr. Guyen has lectured nationally and internationally on her experiences with regenerative medicine for many years.
There has been much attraction and medical media about PRP in the last several years and its proposed indications. Many celebrities and professional athletes have received PRP for various problems and chronic conditions thus allowing the exposure of this science to the general mass population. This is one modality that is considered as a non-surgical open approach to aide in healing of acute tendon ligament injuries, muscle injuries, adjunct to certain surgical procedures, arthritis, fractures, wounds, and cosmetic.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma? (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma is a blood component that has been enriched with platelets. The PRP contains rich in autologous growth factors and cytokines that can help stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue in the body.
Platelets are an integral part of your blood that contains a high concentration of bioactive proteins, especially growth factors, that initiate a signal conduction cascade, which in turn stimulates your body’s natural healing process in order to repair damaged tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatment is your body’s natural healing process, however much more concentrated.
The concept of this treatment is that PRP not only stimulates, but also aids the body’s natural healing response of damaged tissue. PRP accelerates the process of recruitment of necessary bioactive proteins to the damaged area and allows for the creation and maturation of collagen fibers to strengthen the tendons and ligament of the damaged site.
- Quick & Easy Recovery
- Outpatient Procedure
- No Downtime
- Natural Healing Process
- High Success Rate
- PRP Treatment takes less than an Hour
- Nerve Injuries
- Muscle Injury
- Chronic pain
How does it work on the day of your visit:
If you a candidate for PRP, you will receive a full medical evaluation of the chief medical problem prior to rendering treatments. There are conditions that will require MRI studies prior to initiating the treatments. Our patients have had MRI studies performed by their primary care physician and diagnosis has been given to the patient. Our team of treating physicians will review the medical files during your visit and review the treatment plan with you. You will receive on site radiographs and ultrasound study on the day of the visit if necessary.
There is a set volume of blood that is drawn from the arm and process through our PRP machines. Our facility carries a variety of PRP brands and will use a particular company base on the proposed medical condition.
The blood will spin in a centrifuge for 10-15 minutes then the PRP component will be extracted for use. You will receive a local anesthetic block to the injured site(s) and the PRP will be injected via ultrasound-guided technique.
You will WALK out of the office and resume all activities to tolerance in 2 -3 days.
There is minimal to zero down time. You may resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. You may experience swelling and soreness in the area the cells are injected for a few days. There is usually no need for pain medication, in fact most patients report almost immediate relief of symptoms.
Contact Foot & Ankle Institute of Miami Beach today to learn more about how Regenerative Medicine and PRP Therapy can naturally alleviate your pain.