PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood, and these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of acute and chronic injuries. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. By injecting PRP into an injured area, the effect is the stimulation and optimization of the body’s ability to heal the damaged tissue.
PRP contains over 1,000 different bioactive factors that promote tissue repair and recovery.
The most prominent growth factors in PRP directly stimulate local MESENCHYMAL SIGNALING CELLS to migrate to areas of injury where they coordinate and expedite the repair process.
Prolozone Therapy is an injection technique similar to Prolotherapy that uses ozone, a form of high-powered oxygen, in addition to dextrose. The use of ozone enables the joint to heal much more quickly than in traditional Prolotherapy. It involves the injection of ozone gas and other nutrients into damaged and painful areas to stimulate the body’s healing response.
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Before any injection therapies, Dr. Loren performs an extensive exam that includes a physical exam and diagnostic ultrasound. The ultrasound enables her to look at the damaged area tactically and dynamically which helps provide details on the severity and nature of the injury. From that information, she will be able to guide you towards your best options for recovery.
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