Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Specialist

Optimum Medical -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Optimum Medical

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Orthopedic Specialists located in Newport Beach, CA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s own growth factors to promote healing. Ryan A. Fan M.D., and the team at Optimum Medical in Newport Beach, California, proudly offer PRP therapy to men and women. If you’re suffering from the effects of a sports-related injury but want to avoid surgery, PRP is worth considering. Request your consultation today. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s own growth factors to promote healing. Orthopedic Surgeon, Ryan A. Fan, MD, and the team at Optimum Medical in Newport Beach, California, proudly offer PRP therapy to men and women. If you’re suffering from the effects of a sports-related injury but want to avoid
surgery, PRP is worth considering. Request your consultation today. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Your blood is mainly a liquid but it also contains microscopic solids, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Platelets help to clot your blood, but they also promote healing. PRP contains 5-10 times more platelets than your blood as a whole.

How does PRP therapy work?

Dr. Fan and the team at Optimum Medical perform PRP therapy in their comfortable, inviting offices.

Your provider first draws a sample of your blood and places it into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge rapidly spins the blood, separating the platelets from the rest of your blood’s components. Your doctor then injects the PRP into your injured or diseased body tissue.

The injected PRP solution encourages your body’s natural recovery processes, easing swelling and inflammation and relieving pain. A PRP therapy appointment typically takes 45-60 minutes.

What conditions can PRP therapy treat?

PRP therapy is relatively new, but early studies suggest it’s incredibly effective in treating sports-related injuries, including:

  • Chronic tendon injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Knee arthritis
  • Fractures

PRP therapy is also sometimes used following orthopedic surgery. For example, after surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, a series of PRP injections can reduce swelling and pain and speed recovery.

Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?

The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy is to schedule an appointment at Optimum Medical.

Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Fan or a member of the team develops a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.

Is PRP therapy safe?

PRP therapy is safe and generally well-tolerated. However, like any type of medical treatment administered by injection, risks exist. Following your treatment, you might experience swelling, bruising, or pain at the injection site. This is perfectly normal and should go away within 24-48 hours after the treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about the regenerative benefits of PRP therapy, make an appointment at Optimum Medical by calling or clicking the online booking tool.