Dr. Washatka is proud to offer high-quality, holistic health services such as platelet-rich plasma therapy to individuals in and around Tulsa. Through Tulsa Platelet-Rich Plasma, you can begin to repair damaged areas of the body through your blood.
Dr. Washatka is one of the few providers in the central United States who offers this treatment, which is effective at treating acute and chronic tendon conditions (such as tennis elbow), arthritis, and several other issues affecting different parts of the body.
Tulsa Platelet-Rich Plasma has been proven to stimulate your body’s healing process by creating a controlled injury at the treatment area, which triggers new tissue growth and can reduce pain.
The blood used is drawn from your arm using an automated machine that keeps it flowing during the procedure.
The therapy takes just over 30 minutes, and you can return to your normal day after it’s over. Results, which can be seen as quickly as a few days after treatment, last for several months.
Platelets are normal cells in the blood that help to maintain healthy skin, bones, and blood vessels. When an injury occurs at the site of your issue, platelets begin to congregate there.
They release growth factors that signal for new tissue to grow so you can heal. This is how the body naturally heals itself – it’s a very natural, biological process.
However, when you have an injury in a specific area, your body may only release enough growth factors to repair the surface of the issue. You won’t see new tissue grow in depth or width in that area – which is why many people find it difficult to heal their chronic conditions over time.
Patients come to Dr. Washatka for relief from a variety of issues including Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis & Bursitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome/Thumb Tendinosis, and many other common conditions of the elbow, wrist, knee, foot, and hand.
Through your veins, Dr. Washatka sends a mixture of platelets and growth factors containing plasma (the liquid portion of blood) directly to the injury site for injection into specific areas around the elbow or knee, depending on which area you wish to treat.
This mixture is also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. When you have the plasma injected into the problem area, it triggers a healing response in your body that can lead to pain relief, reduced inflammation, and new tissue growth – without surgery.
Tulsa Platelet-Rich Plasma has been shown to be effective at treating the following conditions:
The best way to determine if Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a good fit for your current situation is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Washatka.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, has provided relief for countless patients of all ages. Whether you are dealing with an acute injury or chronic pain, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy may be the answer for which you have been searching.
Contact us today to learn more about how Tulsa Platelet-Rich Plasma can benefit you!