PRP Specialist

Woodlands Center For Special Surgery

Hand Surgeon & Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists located in The Woodlands, TX

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gets its power through the use of your body’s own platelets as they are used to promote and increase the healing of your ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons. Skilled surgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, can help improve your physical well-being with the use of PRP, a quick, minimally invasive procedure requiring no downtime. Call or book your appointment today to learn more.

PRP Q & A

Woodlands Center For Special Surgery

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

PRP is injected into your joints for soft tissue and wound healing through the use of bioactive growth factors, stem cells, and natural proteins. Additionally, it aims to reduce chronic pain and joint deterioration.

Anyone can benefit from PRP therapy, including people with the following medical issues:

  • Arthritis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries, including tennis or golfers elbow
  • Loss of flexibility and range of motion

The PRP injection promotes the growth of new blood vessels and tissues in the desired area, which improves blood flow and regenerates damaged tissue.

What are the benefits of PRP?

At Woodlands Center for Special Surgery, PRP injections are offered with the goal of providing you the following benefits:

  • Treating chronic pain
  • Reducing tendonitis symptoms
  • Decreasing osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Reducing lower back pain
  • Healing conditions such as runner’s knee and plantar fasciitis

Dr. Jordan and Dr. Ciaglia offer the cutting-edge PRP injection, a quick, noninvasive, and virtually painless procedure to help you improve your quality of life physically and emotionally.

How does the PRP therapy work?

Dr. Ciaglia or Dr. Jordan draw a sample of your blood from your arm and place it in a centrifuge, which spins your blood at a high velocity, separating out the platelets. These platelets contain growth factor proteins that promote healing and tissue regeneration in your body. They then take the concentrated platelets from the centrifuge and recombine them with your blood plasma to create PRP.

If need be, Dr. Ciaglia or Dr. Jordan can apply a numbing cream around the desired area to ensure your comfort while injecting the PRP. The injection rejuvenates your joint’s function and decreases the pain by attracting stem cells and new blood vessels to the area.

What can I expect after PRP therapy?

The procedure is relatively fast, lasting around 30-45 minutes. While some patients can feel the results of the treatment in a few weeks, it often takes six to nine weeks to truly assess your response to the PRP injection.

There is no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities right away. Side effects are uncommon but may include slight irritation and itching in the treatment area.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and quick way to treat your pain, call Woodlands Center for Special Surgery today or book your appointment online.