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By Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care
March 26, 2019
Category: Foot Pain
Tags: Treatment  

We are now offering Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) in our Commerce Township office. This new and innovative technology can help with several ailments including chronic arthritis, tendonitis, and healing of fractures. PRP is produced from a person's own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for cell recruitment, multiplication, and specialization that are required for healing.

After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and treated before it is delivered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. This can be performed in the foot or ankle. Please ask our staff about the procedure if you are interested in
learning more!