Plasma Injections are used to stimulate healing using one’s own blood components.
Platelets induce an inflammatory response to initiate healing. Platelets are now known to release healing proteins known as growth factors which help to restore tendons and ligamentous proteins as well as strengthen cartilage allowing it to become firmer and more resilient.
The physician will withdraw your blood, put the blood into a centrifuge where the platelets are extracted and then inject that solution directly into the injured site using an ultrasound guided technique to ensure proper placement. With the aid of an ultrasound, we can more accurately inject solutions, so the affected area can heal as quickly as possible.
The proteins released by the platelets then stimulate repair and regeneration at the site, offering the patient pain relief and quicker healing rates.