The Promise of PRP

Platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy is an outpatient procedure that has shown great interest and promise for the treatment of most types of muscle-skeletal problems.

It is also showing excellent benefits for soft tissue injuries like tendon and ligament injuries.

What is PRP?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.

How PRP Works?

When PRP(Platelet rich plasma) is injected into injured, inflamed or damaged tissue or joint, the growth factors, anti inflammatory agentscontained in the patient blood goes to work to repair and heal injured or inflamedareasand joints.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’sown healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Fluoroscopy is used to ensure that the injection is placed in the right joint, tissue or tendon area.

Conditions Treated with PRP

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