PRP Therapy Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

What if there was a way to harness your body’s natural healing power? Thanks to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, there is. At Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, the team of orthopaedic experts uses this safe, groundbreaking treatment to help heal a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. To learn more, call the office today or book your appointment online.

PRP Therapy Q&A

What is PRP therapy?

To understand platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, it’s first helpful to understand the key ingredient in the treatment: Platelets. Platelets are a component of your blood. 

Whenever you get injured, your body floods the area with platelets. They help your blood clot and kickstart your body’s healing processes. 

Platelets contain substances that help your body heal tissue and minimize inflammation. At the same time, they attract stem cells your body can use to repair the injured area. In short, they’re powerful healing agents your body employs to help you recover from injuries. 

PRP therapy capitalizes on platelets’ power. By injecting targeted areas — like an inflamed joint or a tendon that needs repair — with PRP, Tri-State Specialists harnesses your body’s natural healing power for your benefit. This PRP therapy is effective in treating pain or injury in:

  • Joints (e.g., knee pain) 
  • Ligaments (e.g., elbow ligament sprains)
  • Tendons (e.g., Achilles tendonitis)
  • Muscles (e.g., hamstring strains)


What should I expect during PRP therapy?

At the beginning of a PRP injection appointment, your Tri-State Specialists provider takes a very small sample of your blood. This sample is placed into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and create platelet-rich plasma. 

Once the PRP is ready, your Tri-State Specialists provider injects it into targeted locations. Some PRP therapy requires a single injection, while others are most effective when the PRP is injected into multiple locations. Your Tri-State Specialists provider lets you know what to expect before they get started. 

Most patients report that the PRP injections are similar to getting any other shot. You won’t have any downtime with this procedure, either. You can continue with your day immediately after receiving PRP therapy. 

Some patients get the results they want from a single PRP treatment. Others require a series of treatments to give the body the healing support it needs. Tri-State Specialists personalizes a PRP therapy plan for you. 


Is PRP therapy safe?

Absolutely. In fact, because the PRP in your treatment is from your body, it effectively eliminates the risk of infections or complications. 

If you want to learn more about the safe, transformative PRP therapy available at Tri-State Specialists, don’t hesitate to make an appointment. Call or book your appointment online today.