In the field of sports medicine, PRP therapy is an exciting breakthrough that is helping athletes of all ages and levels bounce back from injuries. If you are interested in receiving PRP therapy and live in the Tampa, Florida, area, turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. A division of Florida Medical Clinic, our practice is among the longest-running in the area and can be your first choice for comprehensive orthopedic care. What’s more, we are led by board-certified physicians who serve on the medical staffs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Yankees.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy, or platelet rich plasma therapy, is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Here’s how it works:
- A small blood sample is taken from the patient.
- The blood sample is processed to separate growth factor-rich cells from other blood cells.
- The growth factor-rich cells are concentrated, sometimes with an anesthetic to help numb pain, and injected back into the patient at his or her injury site.
PRP therapy in sports medicine is widely regarded as a natural and safe way to stimulate the body’s healing process in patients with osteoarthritis, ligament tears, tendon injuries, and many other conditions. Because the patient’s own blood is used and potent drugs are not involved, there are very few side effects associated with this treatment.
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group to learn more about PRP therapy and how it may help you get back in the game. Our team will be happy to schedule you an appointment, or you can request one online at your convenience.