Orthopedic & Wellness
Pain Management & Orthopedic Surgery located in Frederick, MD
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is one of the most effective regenerative medicine solutions to help your tissues rebuild and repair, so you can experience a faster recovery. With the help of board-certified physicians Ojedapo Ojeyemi, MD, and Matthew Roh, MD, you can get started on personalized PRP treatments at Orthopedic & Wellness. The practice has state-of-the-art clinics in Frederick, Waldorf, and Germantown, Maryland, and you can conveniently schedule a visit at any office either online or over the phone.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural healing solution derived from your own blood. The process of making PRP begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then processed in a centrifuge, which rapidly spins vials of your blood and forces platelets to separate.
What’s attached to these platelets are growth factors. These components are what jump into action when an injury happens to generate new tissue development.
By creating a solution that’s rich in platelets, and thus growth factors, and injecting it into a targeted area, you can experience faster healing and a decrease in pain and inflammation.
Why would I need PRP treatments?
Your dedicated orthopedic specialist at Orthopedic & Wellness, Dr. Ojeyemi or Dr. Roh, may recommend starting PRP treatments to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself for a variety of reasons. PRP treatments are beneficial if you need to recover from:
- Sports injuries
- Bone fractures
- Orthopedic surgery
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Strains, sprains, or tendonitis
- Knee problems, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
Since PRP is derived from your own blood and involves a few small injections, it’s entirely safe and effective for just about any type of orthopedic injury or ailment.
When will I see results with PRP?
Because PRP harnesses your body’s ability to heal itself, it takes time to experience the full benefits. You might notice additional pain and swelling for the first couple of weeks after your PRP treatment at Orthopedic & Wellness.
These are normal reactions that happen because of the injections themselves and increased blood flow to the area. During this healing period, Dr. Ojeyemi or Dr. Roh may recommend avoiding strenuous activities.
After any initial side effects go away, you should start noticing an improvement in about three weeks, with continuing improvement week after week. Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Ojeyemi or Dr. Roh could suggest getting additional PRP treatments to further promote healing and improve inflammation.
Find out how PRP can benefit you by booking a consultation at Orthopedic & Wellness today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office directly to book a visit.
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