PRP joint injections in San Diego: your road to recovery

Natural

PRP works by stimulating the body’s natural response, with no risk to your health.

Safe

PRP injections are perfectly safe because they originate from the patient’s own blood.

Effective

PRP procedure has the potential to kickstart and expedite the healing process.

PRP is the innovative procedure you have been hoping to find

You might be somewhat skeptical about taking the plunge and venturing to try an unorthodox form of therapy, which is how most people feel about PRP injections. The reality is that PRP is the most natural thing in the world. Namely, your PRP injections will contain your own platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Plasma is a vital component of our blood as it contains factors or proteins which enable coagulation and promote cell growth. When injected, concentrated plasma may expedite the healing process.

About PRP injections

Injecting PRP into damaged tissue may promote, facilitate and expedite the healing process by causing the body to grow or, more accurately, continue to grow healthy, new cells. A PRP injection contains concentrated growth factors, making the likelihood that tissue will heal higher. Still, PRP therapy remains experimental with definitive evidence of its long-term efficacy pending. It is also yet to be approved for any specific application by the FDA. But that did not stop famous athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal from using these injections to help heal injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do PRP injections work?

The key ingredients of PRP injections are platelets which contain growth factors. Their primary function is to create a blood clot during injury, stop bleeding and promote cell growth. In order to obtain the material for a PRP injection, the medical team will take one or multiple tubes of your blood. The platelets would then be extracted from the blood using centrifugal force. These platelets, once activated, are directly injected into the damaged/injured/diseased tissue, releasing growth factors which may then stimulate tissue repair.

Are PRP injections painful?

Just like any other type of injection, PRP injections will only give you brief discomfort at worst.

What is the difference between PRP and other regenerative medicine procedures?

Often, PRP injections are, much like other regenerative medicine procedures used for damaged joints. The difference is in the domain of application of each type of therapy in regenerative medicine, more precisely, in the intensity and scope of the effect. For instance, PRP is aimed at revving up, expediting and facilitating the recovery process.

What are PRP injections used for?

PRP injections are commonly used to help improve chronic conditions resulting from injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, etc., but may also be beneficial for some acute injuries, postsurgical recovery and osteoarthritis.

Does PRP help knee arthritis?

Based on the most recent evidence, PRP injections for knee may be a good way to manage knee pain caused by arthritis. However, further research is needed to determine which combination of pain management methods works best. Nevertheless, PRP injection for knee in San Diego is the city’s residents’ popular choice.

How many PRP injections are needed for the knee?

This depends on your condition and the state of your knee. The required number of PRP knee injections will be determined by your physician upon thorough examination.

How often should I do PRP?

Typically, the patients undergo this procedure three times in total, 4 to 6 weeks apart. Subsequent procedures after the initial therapy are recommended every 4–6 months.

Are PRP injections approved by the FDA?

PRP belongs to the category of HTC/Ps (human tissue and cell products) since plasma is their main ingredient. HTC/Ps are regulated by the FDA which means that PRP is safe. However, PRP injections are not approved by the FDA for a specific application or type of procedure.

Is PRP covered by insurance?

Although PRP injections are FDA-approved, they are not approved for any specific application. As a result, they have not been assigned a CMS billing code and are therefore not covered by insurance. This is expected to change at some point in the future, although it is difficult to make any definitive predictions.

Who are the doctors who perform PRP injections near me?

The Rejuvenate Medical Group team consists of the leading medical specialists and experienced professionals in the field of regenerative medicine. They will conduct a careful examination of your medical history and your condition using the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Based on this, they will complete an in-depth evaluation process so as to make recommendations in your best interest and maximize your chances of recovery. Only after taking all the relevant circumstances into consideration will they administer a PRP injection.

Where can I get PRP injections near me?

Rejuvenate Medical Group uses advanced regenerative medicine to promote your healing process, give you back hope, restore your peace of mind and ensure your overall wellbeing. Reach out to us for a thorough consultation during which we will go over the specifics of your condition and discuss your options. Find out why we are the number one choice for PRP injections in San Diego. Allow us to help you make the most of what the latest medical breakthroughs have to offer.

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