What is PRP Therapy?
At Interventional Orthodontics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams utilizes the power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat a number of painful conditions. Taken from a vial of your own blood, Dr. Williams can formulate a platelet-rich solution, which is then put into a syringe, and the healthy growth factors are injected into your damaged or impaired joints. PRP therapy can be beneficial for individuals who have undergone joint replacement surgery, an injury, or as a way to treat chronic or acute pain conditions. As a minimally invasive treatment, PRP can enhance the natural healing response within your body, as well as reduce inflammation and allow you to live a more comfortable life. To learn more about advanced PRP therapy, contact our Atlanta, GA office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Williams and his skilled orthopedic team.
"When my hope was dashed by years of severe pain and misdiagnosis and mistreatment, by drs in San Francisco, I met Dr Williams. He diagnosed my problem correctly based on a very inexpensive test and told me what I needed to do and where to go to learn about what I needed to do to get out of pain and back into the world. I’m working sure and steady towards recovery and not there yet but if it weren’t for Dr Williams I don’t know where I would be. I wish that every person in need would meet a Dr like Dr Williams. He is kind and he made the difference for me. His staff are nice and easy to work with."- L.M. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2021
"Great experience across the board! Dr Williams takes the time to listen and explain your situation while giving you the best course of action to treat your condition. Staff & office are top notch and very organized. Highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a safe and effective non-surgical procedure to treat their injuries."- D.S. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
"IO Atlanta is an exceptional experience. Few doctors have the time to talk to you about your condition, answer ALL your questions (and your spouse's questions too), go over your imagery, and explain all the options with real world results. Not only am I a patient, but my wife is also working with Doc Williams to solve a problem she's had for 20+ years. I can't say enough good things about the staff and how everyone is concerned about your individual outcomes. They truly care, and the work they do is cutting edge. I am very glad I have taken this route over conventional surgery and bought more time without permanently changing my body in irreversible ways. The treatment they offer does things just not possible with conventional orthopedic surgery, and using your own body's ability to heal itself by just creating a bit of encouragement is the wave of the future. I have a big Thank You to Doctor Williams and his entire staff at IO Atlanta."- L. / Google / Aug 26, 2020
"Very thorough. Really good at their job. I appreciated the time and attention at a reasonable price."- A.F. / Google / Aug 25, 2020
"Dr. Williams is extremely knowledgeable about interventional Orthopedics. He and his team are very professional. I have had the pleasure working with him for the last two years on multiple joint and bone issues. His diagnostic skills and procedure performance techniques are excellent. I have had wonderful - amazing results."- C.L. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
Who is a Candidate for PRP therapy?
Patients who experience everyday pain and discomfort, even after a series of additional treatments, may be candidates for PRP therapy. Since PRP is made from your own blood, it is a useful way to alleviate joint pain and discomfort following surgery, trauma, or an injury. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will evaluate your current and medical conditions to determine if PRP is ideal for you and your needs. Instances in which PRP can be useful include if:
- You need an alternative or additional surgery or cannot have a surgery
- You would like to postpone having a joint replacement surgery to a future date
- You would like to supplement your current pain management treatments
- You have tried many different options with minimal relief
What to Expect During PRP therapy
The PRP treatment process begins with having your blood drawn from one of our experienced experts. After the blood has been collected, it will be placed in a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets from the other elements of the blood. Next, Dr. Williams will inject the PRP into the troublesome area. The exact amount of time your treatment takes will vary, depending on the number of areas being injected with the solution. For most patients, a series of treatments may be necessary in order to achieve optimal, pain-relief results.
How Long is Recovery After PRP Therapy?
Following your PRP treatment, you may experience some slight tenderness or bruising near or around the injection site. A member of our team will also provide you with all necessary aftercare instructions to ensure you restore properly and achieve the best possible results. While side effects are highly unlikely, we encourage you to contact our facility if you experience any fever, inflammation, or unexplainable pain following your injections. You will also need to attend a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Williams can evaluate your progress and recovery.
Experience Rejuvenated Results
With various innovative treatment options available today, you should not have to live with painful symptoms. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, we can work with you to create a PRP therapy treatment plan that will allow you to experience successful pain relief. Contact our state-of-the-art orthopedic facility to learn more about the many benefits of PRP therapy and discover if it is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.
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