PRP Injections

Orthopedics located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY
PRP Injections

PRP Injections services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

If you’re searching for a natural path toward pain relief, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are well worth consideration. This advanced treatment is one of many available from board-certified orthopedic surgeon Ronald Huang, MD, at NY Partners Orthopedics in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Brooklyn, New York City. When you’re ready to learn more, call the New York City-area office to schedule a visit or spend a few moments on the online booking page. 

PRP Injections Q&A

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated solution of blood components. Created from a small volume of your own blood, PRP offers a chance to boost your body’s innate healing abilities and achieve lasting relief from joint pain. 

Platelets are the part of your blood responsible for its clotting function. Platelets are also rich in special proteins called growth factors, which help promote new cell development. 

PRP is crafted by taking a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge device. This causes the solid components to separate from the liquid plasma. Your practitioner then collects the platelets and reintroduces them into the plasma, creating a powerful solution.

What are some of the benefits of PRP injections?

One of the benefits of PRP therapy is the ability to enhance the healing process without more invasive interventions, including orthopedic surgery. While PRP is certainly not a good fit for every set of needs, it can be a wonderful way to support your body’s natural regenerative efforts. 

Because PRP is created from your own tissue, there is little risk that your body will reject the substance. PRP also carries a very low risk of side effects compared with other injectable treatments. 

In addition to promoting new tissue development, PRP injections also prompt your body to increase circulation to the treatment area. This helps reduce inflammation and support the healing process. 

What should I expect during PRP injections?

On the day of your visit, the first step is a simple blood draw, similar to the process you go through for routine lab testing. You then relax in the office while your practitioner puts the blood  through the centrifuge, creating the concentrated PRP. 

Next, your practitioner sterilizes the treatment area before injecting the PRP solution into the damaged tissue. Imaging technology sometimes allows your specialist to “see” the interior tissues as the needle moves to the treatment area. 

PRP injections do not take long to administer. The entire office visit generally takes around an hour, including PRP preparation time. 

If you’d like more information, call NY Partners Orthopedics to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes very little time to complete.