PRP Injection

Texas Hill Country Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons & Hand and Upper Extremity located in Fredericksburg, TX & Boerne, TX

In recent studies, almost 84% of people who had PRP injections experienced a significant reduction in pain. PRP injections help you heal naturally, so they can be a crucial part of a recovery plan when you have osteoarthritis, sports injuries, or other tissue damage that causes serious pain. In two offices in Fredericksburg and Boerne, Texas, Texas Hill Country Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine offers PRP injections using safe and proven techniques. Call the office nearest you or use online scheduling to book your appointment now.

PRP Injection Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a powerful regenerative substance derived from your blood platelets. You may know that platelets are important for blood clotting after an injury, but they have an additional amazing benefit. Platelets are very rich in unique proteins, known as growth factors. 

Growth factors are extremely important in the healing process. Your blood has growth factors naturally, but platelets are just one part of your blood, having to share with red and white blood cells, which have their own special functions.

Processing some of your blood to remove the unnecessary cells produces PRP, which has a very high concentration of platelets — and their growth factors. In fact, this PRP has up to 10 times more growth factors than blood normally does. 

What is a PRP injection?

A PRP injection places platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into an injured area, where it can go to work accelerating the healing process. Because a PRP injection contains only your own processed blood, it’s a natural option to aid in recovery.

What are the benefits of PRP injections?

PRP amplifies your body’s own restorative powers, so it helps you heal more quickly. As the growth factors go to work, they reduce inflammation, which is one of the main reasons for pain. So PRP can reduce your pain naturally. 

Because PRP helps you rebuild damaged tissue, you can also derive long-term benefits from the injections. Many athletes have PRP injections to help them recover and get back to their full physical capability as fast as possible. 

When might I need a PRP injection?

PRP injections can help with a number of different orthopedic injuries and issues, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries

PRP can help any type of soft tissue to renew itself faster, so it’s a viable option for many areas of your body, including the knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, and elbows, among others. 

The Texas Hill Country Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine providers are the local leaders in orthopedic injuries and chronic joint pain, so they’re the ideal specialists to administer your PRP injections. Call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling link now.