When you have an injury that puts you out of the game or impairs your quality of life, you want to heal it fast. Regenerative medicine at Optimum Physicians Healthcare in Houston, TX and Pearland, Texas, lets you do just that. The expert doctors and sports medicine therapists at Optimum Physicians Healthcare use cutting-edge treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to jump-start healing and restore mobility. If you’ve been injured and want to get back to your normal routine as soon as possible, contact the pros at Optimum Physicians Healthcare by phone or online booking form.
Regenerative medicine is the science of creating new, healthy tissue to repair damage to your bones, muscles, and other tissues. Optimum Physicians Healthcare relies on autologous regenerative medicine, which means that your doctor harvests your own cells to restore and repair your injuries.
The type of regenerative medicine your doctor at Optimum Physicians Healthcare may recommend is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses the healing powers of human growth factors found in your blood platelets to repair your injury. Platelets are the component of your blood that coagulates so your blood vessels heal and the bleeding stops.
Your doctor at Optimum Physicians Healthcare removes a sample of your blood with a syringe and then places it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the platelets from the liquid portion of your blood, which is known as plasma. The platelets are then mixed with a small amount of plasma to form a concentration that’s approximately five times as high in platelets as it would be in untreated blood.
Preparing the PRP only takes your Optimum Physicians Healthcare provider a few minutes. When the injection is ready, it’s inserted directly at the site of your injury. The concentrated platelets stimulate healing wherever they’re delivered. Your doctor can use PRP to treat acute and chronic injuries, including: