The chronic and often crippling pain of pelvic instability affects many women. This condition is believed to afflict a number of women, but it is not easily diagnosed.
However, now cutting-edge regenerative injection treatments such as PRP have been proven to be effective.
These therapies can provide sustainable pain relief by healing the damaged tissues that cause pain and instability. The patient should seek a pain specialist who has experience in diagnosing as well as treating this condition.
While it is challenging to diagnose, this condition can be successfully treated and potentially cured with a state-of-the-art new technique known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This regenerative injection therapy offers the patient relief from pain by restoring stability to the pelvic area.
Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides orthopedic surgery to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and surrounding locations.
Promoting New Growth with PRP
PRP works in tandem with the natural healing process of the body to strengthen pelvic ligaments by promoting new growth. The patient will not need to undergo general anesthesia, hospitalization, or an extensive recovery with PRP therapy.
This non-pharmaceutical treatment can enable women to resume their active lifestyle and engage in activities such as skiing, jogging, or even horseback riding.
Non-invasive Procedure Offering Pain Relief and Healing
PRP therapy involves injecting highly concentrated platelets from the patient’s own blood into or near the damaged area. Platelets are vital in the recovery of injured tissues, broken bones, and wounds. In general, platelets account for six percent of the blood.
But patients undergoing PRP therapy receive an injection of their own highly concentrated platelets, which are as much as 95 percent concentrated.
A tiny amount of the patient’s own blood can enhance the process of healing and reduce pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis in the shoulder, knee, spine, or hip. This can also treat ankle and ligament sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, tennis elbow, back and neck injuries, tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, and chronic plantar fasciitis.
Blood platelets contain hundreds of proteins known as “growth factors” which are crucial for healing wounds. Interestingly, one of the first responses of the body to a soft tissue injury is to direct platelet cells to the injured site to assist with repairs.
PRP injections use plasma with a much higher concentration of platelets than usually found in blood. This allows the concentration of growth factors to be five to ten times more (or richer) than in normal blood. Furthermore, there is no risk of transmissible infection as the patient’s own blood is used.
How PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Work
In PRP therapy, an amount of blood equivalent to nearly as much blood taken during a lab test is drawn from the patient. This is then spun at high speed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets within the blood.
These platelets are the cautiously and precisely injected into the compromised and painful body area. The patient may need many injections over several months.
According to some research studies, the patient may experience complete pain relief and healing within weeks following just one or two injections allowing them to resume normal activities at home or in their workplace.
The fact that PRP therapy enables healing in patients has been confirmed by magnetic resonance images (MRIs) and ultrasounds.
The early treatment of injuries before the damage increases and becomes irreversible enables patients to avoid surgery, anesthesia, and the risks associated with a surgical procedure. These innovative therapies may also eliminate the requirement for hospital stays, enable faster recovery, and allow the patient to return to work or sports faster.
Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan receives patients from Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and nearby areas for orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
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