We are one of the only medical practices inside South Florida using the regenerative power of PRP for pain management and orthopedic treatments. This coupled with Dr. Stratt’s immense knowledge of the human anatomy owed to his 40+ years working as a board certified physician make us a unique practice where all applications of the healing power of PRP can be used.
PRP is a concentrated injection that is prepared by collecting your own blood and rotating it through a centrifuge in order to divide the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets into individual layers. The Platelet-Rich Plasma layer is the yellow layer that forms on top.
Platelets are responsible for the MOST important phase of healing – the Inflammatory Phase. Inside of every platelet are many tiny granules. Contained within these granules are all of the vital signaling compounds and molecules that help guide the body in how to go about healing.
These signaling compounds are called Growth Factors and platelets contain lots of these cell-signaling molecules, these may also be referred to as Cytokines.One thing that all of these Growth Factors have in common is that they recruit and activate Stem Cells toward the site of injury or damage.
Inflammation is the body’s primary defense against injury, and it is the body’s first step in trying to repair whatever is torn, disrupted or damaged.
Patients oftentimes are directed to take NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin, Naprosyn and so on) because they want to alleviate the PAIN. By stunting the Inflammatory phase of healing, patients are actually delaying their recovery and impairing their body’s effort to heal itself.
Scientists studying Platelet function and healing soon realized that instead of stunting this process, we should instead HELP it as much as possible. We do this by obtaining a concentrated amount of Platelets as described above, and injecting them into the site of injury. Everybody from the professional athlete to your aging grandmother benefits from having an improved healing response, quicker recovery, and fewer healing complications.
There are cases where patients who are suffering from a chronic injury are experiencing ongoing inflammation. In other words, for one reason or another their body has not been able to heal itself. PRP has also shown effectiveness in these situations, as a sort of “Kick-Start” to a better healing process.
To see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary therapy contact us today and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Stratt. If you have an MRI film and/or report Dr. Stratt will even review it during your free consultation at no additional charge.