Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Your Body’s Secret Weapon

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine therapies are performed as outpatient procedures. They involve an injection of concentrated growth factors to regenerate and heal tissues in degenerative spinal discs, joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

These therapies can be used to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies include obtaining concentrated platelets or growth factors to accelerate the healing process.

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What Can Platelet Rich Plasma Treat?

Chronic Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain. Osteoarthritis involves the entire joint, including the nearby muscles, underlying bone, ligaments, and connective tissue. In osteoarthritis, the supportive tissue—called cartilage—degenerates, leading to inflammation and pain. Platelet rich plasma contains a concentrated source of anti-inflammatory proteins that aid the healing process.

Symptoms and Solutions

This type of arthritis is common in shoulders, hips, knees, hands and feet. Patients will often complain of joint stiffness, throbbing and swelling. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but regenerative medicine therapies such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), are a new generation of treatments that have been proven to be safe, effective, and have lasting results.

Where Does Platelet Rich Plasma Come From?


When your body is injured, its first natural response is to flood the area with growth factors that promote healing. These growth factors are released by platelets. They work to stimulate the healing process. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy optimizes the body's healing process by placing a high concentration of platelets directly into the injured area.

To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.

How Does PRP Therapy Procedures Work?


Collection Process

Platelet-Rich Plasma: a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system.


Isolation of Cells or Platelets

A high concentration of platelets are isolated by being centrifuged at high speeds with a specialized system.


Injection Process

The PRP are then accurately injected into the injured tissue or affected site using ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance.

Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?

Reduce the Need for Major Surgery

The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses. What would it mean to you if you could alleviate knee pain without a knee replacement? Regenerative therapy is intended to have lasting results, which would achieve the goal to heal injured tissue, and not just mask the pain.

Quick Healing

Regenerative medicine procedures are ideal for individuals with chronic knee joint pain, however, it has also been shown effective for a number of ailments including tendonitis, ACL injuries, arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, hip bursitis, patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injury.


The cost of a regenerative therapy procedure varies, based on your treatment. Subsequent injections normally have a reduced cost after your initial procedure. Call 304-925-3535 to receive pricing information for your specific regenerative therapy treatment.

Recovery Time

Although recovery times vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 6 months. Regenerative therapy patients experience fast recovery and are soon back to their usual daily activities without the need for a lengthy recovery.


The procedure typically takes less than an hour and relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays. Most patients are able to return to work the day after the procedure. Regenerative medicine procedures are safe and effective, and performed by a highly qualified physician.

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Is Regenerative Therapy Right for You?

Finding relief for your pain can be challenging, and we understand how important physical mobility is to you. Dr. Saldanha, a highly skilled pain doctor, can accurately diagnose your pain and evaluate whether regenerative therapy is the best treatment option for you.

Don’t let pain control your life. Call 304-925-3535 to find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative therapy!