At ORTHOKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee, we focus on leading-edge, conservative treatments with the greatest potential to relieve pain, restore function, and speed healing. That’s why we utilize advanced treatment options such as PRP and stem cell injections.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a sophisticated biologic tool that has been shown to vastly improve healing following an orthopedic injury or surgical procedure. PRP is not only effective, but it is also based on the simple concept that taps into the body’s own healing potential.
PRP injections are derived from your own natural blood. Once a small amount of blood has been extracted, it is spun down in a centrifuge to separate out and enrich the naturally occurring blood plasma components, such as red cells, white cells, and platelets, which contain growth factors that are essential in the healing of injuries.
These components have a very low risk of any kind of allergic reaction because they are recognized by your own immune system as belonging to your body. Once injected into the injured area, the concentration of platelets in PRP accelerates tissue regeneration. PRP can provide a healing cascade effect that reduces pain and swelling and speeds recovery for conditions such as chronic tendonitis, acute ligament and muscle injuries, and arthritis.
You can think of stem cells as nature’s building blocks. There are many different kinds of stem cells in the human body. Stem cells carry the blueprint for building your bones, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues. Adult stem cells are known as undifferentiated cells, which mean that they can change and create various specialized cells.
Stem cells are already being used to repair damage to cartilage and spinal discs. Stem cell injections can assist with healing and help to relieve chronic pain caused by damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can also be used in conjunction with other therapies such as PRP and surgical procedures.
At ORTHOKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee, we understand how frustrating and debilitating chronic pain can be. We know how to help you move forward, giving you the expert medical care you need, with the compassion you deserve.
If you live in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and would like to know more about how we are changing lives for the better, please call ORTHOKnox or request an appointment online today. Dr. David Hovis provides sophisticated care that offers exceptional results. Don’t suffer one more day. Call now. Relief is just a step away.