Platelet Rich Plasma Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Serving the Greater Phoenix Area and Tucson, AZ

Vikramjeet (Vik) Saini, MD, and David Delatte, MD, at Advanced Pain Management offer effective and innovative pain management solutions at their 10 offices, including five in Phoenix and one each in nearby Chandler, Glendale, Surprise, and Mesa, and yet another in Tucson. These approaches include platelet rich plasma (PRP). To schedule a consultation to see how platelet-rich plasma can help you, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Platelet Rich Plasma

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the many innovative pain management treatments available at Advanced Pain Management. A form of regenerative medicine, platelet-rich plasma contains a high concentration of platelets.

Platelets are tiny cells found in your blood that play a major role in your body’s natural healing process. When you have an injury, your body activates the platelets in your blood.

Though best known for their blood clotting abilities, platelets also contain specialized proteins and growth factors that activate the healing and repair process.  

For treatment, the team at Advanced Pain Management uses a sample of your own blood to create the platelet-rich plasma.

How does platelet-rich plasma work?

Many chronic pain conditions develop because of poor circulation to the damaged tissue. Without a steady supply of blood and platelets, the damaged tissue may never heal, causing ongoing pain.

With platelet-rich plasma, the team directly supplies your damaged tissue with a high concentration of your body’s natural healing properties, stimulating and accelerating the repair process. 

By improving the healing process, platelet-rich plasma reduces pain and restores function to the damaged part of your body. 

Who benefits from platelet-rich plasma?

The Advanced Pain Management team conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come in seeking innovative solutions to alleviate your pain condition. They may recommend platelet-rich plasma to treat chronic pain from a musculoskeletal condition, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain

Platelet-rich plasma may also be suggested to support healing after a surgical procedure.

What happens during treatment with platelet-rich plasma?

The team reviews what you can expect during your platelet-rich plasma treatment at your consultation. First, your provider draws a sample of blood from your arm and places it in a special centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other cells in your blood.

They add the platelets to your blood sample to create the platelet-rich plasma and then, using X-ray guidance, insert a needle into the damaged tissue and inject your PRP. 

You can resume your usual activities following the injection unless otherwise directed. 

To gain the most benefits, the team at Advanced Pain Management may recommend more than one platelet-rich plasma treatment. 

To learn more about platelet-rich plasma at Advanced Pain Management, call the office nearest you, or click the online booking button to make an appointment today.