About 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.
"I suffered an achilles tear playing flag football. After the experiences I went through with previous traditional surgeries on ACL tears, I was open to trying a different type of procedure. I spoke with Dr Williams about the injury and he explained how his procedure coupled with a physical therapy program would provide results that would allow me to continue playing sports past my age of 40. I flew to Colorado for the procedure and had follow up procedures and evaluations in the Atlanta office. After a physical therapy program I am delighted to say that I am back playing recreational sports, injury and pain free. I appreciate the help that Dr Williams and his staff were able to provide and I give them 5 stars."- R.B. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"We loved Dr. Williams and his staff"- D.H. / Facebook / Oct 28, 2019
"Dr. Chris Williams and his staff are definitely top-notch! For years, my grandmother has suffered from chronic knee and hip pain and has tried just about everything for relief. Due to her age, surgery was not a viable option. In fact, her previous specialist informed her that nothing else could be done in her situation as her arthritis is degenerative. All hope was lost until a family member strongly recommended giving Dr. Williams a try. From the first moment we arrived, Dr. Williams and his team were very professional and provided excellent service. Everyone at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta always goes the extra mile to listen to my grandmother attentively and go through each stage in the process in careful detail. Shortly after she began seeing Dr. Williams, my grandmother’s mobility has greatly improved and her severe bouts with pain are now almost nonexistent. Thank you Dr. Williams and your team for being so caring, attentive, thorough, and professional!!!"- D.K. / Google / Oct 01, 2019
"tendon issue in knee and bone inflammation. got the treatment and back to 100%!!!"- S.B. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
"Dr. Williams and staff are excellent! They take time with their patients and explain all steps of the procedure. Our daughter avoided an invasive surgery and is now back to competing in a D1 sport she loves."- A.S. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
Best Candidates 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
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.
What to Expect with 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.