06 Jun Platelet-Rich Plasma for Ankle Injuries
PRP & Ankle Injuries – Orthopedist in Nassau County
Are you looking for an orthopedist in Wantagh who can treat your ankle injury? Look no further than Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation for care of the highest quality. Our team possesses a unique working knowledge of all cutting-edge treatment options available today. Any of which you can trust to be appropriately utilized with the ultimate goal of getting you back in perfect health as safely and quickly as possible. One such treatment option is platelet-rich plasma injections also known as PRP.
What Are Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections?
Currently coursing through your bloodstream are trillions of cells, the three main types being red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets are the cells primarily responsible for forming blood clots at the site of a new injury to prevent further bleeding. However, the cells themselves also carry hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which play a critical role in your body’s natural healing process. Over the last several years, a great deal of scientific research has shown that increasing the number of platelets present in your bloodstream at the site of an injury with as little as one injection of platelet-rich plasma accelerates the healing process.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Ankle Injuries
When you visit our facility for your first round of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for your ankle injury, an orthopedist in Wantagh will begin by drawing some blood. Depending on the severity of your injury, the amount drawn can range from 0.5 ounces to 2 ounces. That blood will then be put through a process called centrifugation, in which your platelets are temporarily separated from the rest of your blood and increased in concentration. Then, the now platelet-rich plasma is injected right back into your ankle so that it can get to work healing your injury.
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We at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation are proud to offer platelet-rich plasma injections as a treatment option to patients suffering from all manner of ankle injuries. And while it may take between three and five injections before you begin to feel the full effect, it is a non-addictive, non-invasive outpatient procedure that has been shown to get patients back on their feet and feeling better than ever. Click here to make your first appointment with an orthopedist in Wantagh today!