What if you could speed up wound healing and create new bone cells to help mend a fracture? Orthopedist Dr. Brad K. Cohen at Aventura Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in North Miami and Miami Beach, Florida administers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to accelerate healing of your bones, ligaments, tendons, and skin. If you live in Miami and are interested in learning more about how to speed up healing with PRP, call the friendly Aventura staff or book an appointment online.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a therapy constructed from your blood.
Your blood consists of liquid (plasma) and solids (red and white blood cells and platelets).
Platelets form clots when you’re wounded and stop the blood from flowing out. Platelets also contain human growth factors, including epidermal and vascular endothelial growth factors, which aid your body’s healing process.
Twelve minutes and a single office visit is all it takes for Dr. Cohen to make your dose of PRP.
First, he draws a small amount of your blood with a syringe. Next, he places your blood into a centrifuge that separates the platelets from other blood components. Then, the concentrated platelets are activated with thrombin and calcium and re-mixed with your blood.
The result of this rapid, in-office process is a PRP suspension that has three to five times more platelets than your regular blood.
As the final step, Dr. Cohen injects the PRP into your damaged tissue. Once injected, platelets in the PRP release substances that promote tissue and bone healing, including fibronectin, vitronectin, sphingosine 1-phosphate.
You may require several treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Cohen helps you determine how many treatments you need.
The process of creating the PRP suspension is controlled and sanitary. Because the treatment uses your own blood, it’s biocompatible and completely safe.
Whenever you have a wound or injury, PRP can promote healing and increase blood flow. Dr. Cohen uses PRP to achieve the following:
If you’d like to accelerate your healing process, ask Dr. Cohen about PRP therapy. To make your appointment today, you can phone his helpful staff or book a consultation with the online tool.