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PRP Injections

Interventional Pain Associates

Sarosh Saleemi, MD

Pain Management located in Austin, TX

PRP injections use your own blood to heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. To benefit from this revolutionary treatment, visit Dr. Sarosh Saleemi at Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas. As part of a comprehensive pain management treatment plan, PRP  injections can speed up wound healing, promote tissue repair, and give your body the support it needs to move and function with ease.

Natural Healing- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

 

*Healing after an injury involves a well-orchestrated and complex series of events where proteins in the blood act as messengers to regulate the entire process. Many proteins involved in the healing process are recovered from small fragments in the blood called platelets.

* Platelets are small, colorless cell fragments present in the blood. They are formed in the bone marrow are freely passing through the bloodstream in a resting state. However, when an injury occurs, the platelets become activated and start to gather at the injury site to release beneficial proteins called Growth Factors. This is the beginning of the healing process.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

It is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. Increased levels of growth factors have the potential to improve signaling and recruitment of cells. This concentration portion of the blood is often referred to as PRP.

How does the PRP process work?

We will collect a small amount of blood in our office. This sample then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The plasma is then extracted from the other blood components and injected into the area of the injury. We use our in-house system to spin platelets and are able to concentrate platelets 5-7 times the baseline level, a feature which is not available with commercial kits.