Plasma Injection Therapy
What are Plasma Injections?
Plasma is produced from a person's own blood.
It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for the cell recruitment, multiplication and specialization that are required for healing.
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge
Plasma is given to patients through an injection.
After the injection, a patient must avoid exercise for a short period of time before beginning a rehabilitation exercise program.
Can Plasma Injections Treat?
Plasma injection therapy involves the injection of concentrated platelets, autologous growth factors, and secretory proteins into the region of interest. In interventional pain management, Plasma injections are commonly used for acute and chronic conditions such as tendinopathy, tendonosis, muscle strain, muscle fibrosis, ligamentous injury, arthritis, arthrofibrosis, articular cartilage defects, meniscal injury, and chronic synovitis or joint inflammation in areas such as the knees, hips, and shoulder joints. Numerous medical studies have shown the ability of Plasma injections to heal injured tissues.
Positive outcomes of Plasma injections result from the properties of the therapy including:
Activation of macrophages
Plasma Injection Treatment
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