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CHARLOTTE, NC, July 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For years, orthopedic surgeons have used regenerative medicine, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), to help patients recover faster. As the field of regenerative medicine has grown, experienced physicians are emerging.
Neogenix now offers Regenerative PRP treatments at our Charlotte NC clinic under the professional
guidance of Dr. James Altizer, MD, a board-certified medical doctor. Dr. Altizer has performed thousands of stem cell and PRP procedures since January 2016, making him the most experienced
doctor in the Carolinas.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of orthobiologic therapy in which a patient's own platelets are separated from other blood cells and then injected into the injured area to help quicken the healing process or improve pain.
Platelets are a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. They also contain growth factors that can trigger cell-reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.
What is a PRP Injection?
Once the platelet-rich plasma has been created, it is injected into the target area using ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance. The purpose is to increase the concentration of growth factors to accelerate the healing process.
Typically, the best candidates for regenerative PRP treatments are those that have failed to respond to conventional physical therapies or want to avoid joint surgery. These treatments are also perfect for athletes, who need to recover quickly.
"There is little to no downtime with this natural regenerative treatment," says Dr. Altizer. "Many of our patients come to us because they've tried everything to stop the pain short of surgery. PRP is an excellent option for mild to slightly moderate arthritis and minor muscle tears. For more moderate to severe cases, I recommend stem cells to my patients."
At Neogenix, we treat the patient, not just the pain. Our team provides a personalized treatment plan to improve the lives of those suffering from joint pain. The first step is where we get to know the patient and give a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of their pain.
If you are suffering from joint pain and want to put off future invasive joint replacement surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Altizer. Find out now if regenerative medicine can help repair tissue damage in your joints.
Neogenix has been a leading regenerative medicine provider in the Carolinas since 2020. Dr. James Altizer, MD, is a board-certified medical doctor who has performed thousands of stem cell and growth factor procedures since January 2016, making him the most experienced doctor in the Carolinas. These powerful, all-natural treatments regenerate and heal damaged tissues to get you back to living the life you deserve. They offer realistic assessments, not false hope or high-pressure sales tactics. Patients experience little to no downtime, and these all-natural, non-surgical treatments carry none of the potentially life-threatening risks of surgery.
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