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ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS -  - Orthopedics

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS

Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, & Podiatry located in Merrillville, IN

If you have musculoskeletal tissue damage and prefer all-natural treatments, Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants in Merrillville, Indiana, offers a simple, highly effective solution. Their board-certified orthopaedic specialists use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to enhance your body’s natural ability to regenerate cells and heal. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. The specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants obtain PRP from your own blood. It contains plasma rich in platelets, which are the components in your blood that promote natural healing and cell regeneration. The Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants team offers PRP for common injuries and tissue damage.

What are the benefits of PRP?

The many benefits of choosing PRP injections at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants include:

  • Faster healing
  • All-natural healing
  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Less pain
  • Healthier tissues
  • No surgery
  • No downtime
  • No risk of complications

Depending on your personalized needs, the providers may recommend PRP in addition to other treatments. For example, they could suggest you undergo PRP injections along with stem cell injections, other injections, physical therapy, or surgery.

What is PRP used for?

The team at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants commonly uses PRP to treat a variety of injuries and tissue-damaging diseases, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Work injuries
  • Car-accident injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Tendon damage
  • Ongoing pain
  • Other musculoskeletal tissue damage

To determine if you’re a candidate for PRP injections, your Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and often recommend you undergo specific diagnostic testing.

Examples include X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, CT scans, other imaging procedures, and lab testing.

What happens during PRP treatment?

During the first part of PRP treatment, your specialist takes a sample of blood from a vein, usually in your arm. They spin the blood sample in a centrifuge to extract PRP from the rest of your blood. While you relax, your provider injects PRP into painful or injured tissues.

What should I expect after PRP injections?

After PRP injections, there’s no downtime required. You can resume a normal, everyday routine immediately afterward. The experts at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants often recommend multiple PRP injections spaced apart over time to give you the best, longest-lasting results. 

Over time as cells regenerate, you can expect faster healing, reduced pain, and improved musculoskeletal functioning.

To learn more about the PRP injections available at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.