Platelet-rich Plasma Injections in Tucson, AZ

A new type of treatment for injuries called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections has been gaining significant attention in the medical community. There is still much speculation as to the success of these treatments, but many say that PRP injections are immensely helpful in reducing the recovery time for different types of injuries all over the body.

Board-certified urologist, Dr. Peter Burrows is experienced in providing platelet-rich plasma injections to treat a range of conditions. Schedule a PRP injection consultation at our urology clinic in Tucson, AZ by calling (520) 731-0600.

What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

The blood is comprised of liquid, cells, and platelets. These platelets within the blood are what allow the blood to clot, and they also contain growth factors that possess healing qualities.

Health professionals, particularly those involved in sports medicine, have been working to concentrate these platelets within a single injection that is then applied to the affected area of the body. These modified platelets now possess between 5 and 10 times more growth factors than normal blood and, in theory, can greatly reduce recovery time by expediting the healing process.

What are the Common Uses of PRP Injections?

Platelet-rich plasma can be applied to many different situations. The effectiveness of the injections is influenced by factors such as:

  • Which area of the body is being treated
  • The health of the patient
  • Whether the injury is chronic or acute in nature

Research for PRP injection treatments is ongoing with many treatments being used for conditions like:

  • Knee arthritis
  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries
  • Fractures
  • Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Chronic tendon injuries

More About PRP Injections

While evidence to suggest the success of platelet-rich plasma injections is still limited, it is encouraging.

Schedule a Platelet-rich Plasma Injection Consultation in Tucson, AZ

To learn more about PRP injections and how successful they may be in treating your particular injury, please schedule an appointment with our board-certified urologist, Dr. Peter Burrows at our urology clinic in Tucson, AZ by calling us at (520) 731-0600.

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