Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a regenerative injection procedure that utilizes a patient’s own concentrated blood platelets, a specialized type of blood cell involved in injury healing.
How does PRP work?
The concentrated platelets contain large reservoirs of bioactive growth factors that initiate connective tissue healing. Connective tissue includes bone, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and meniscus. Bioactive growth factors help these tissues regenerate and repair, promotes the development of new blood vessels, and stimulates the wound healing process.
PRP therapy is performed by harvesting these platelet components from a patient’s own blood and then injecting the PRP into the patient’s injured tissues.
What Conditions can PRP improve or cure?
PRP is used for a wide range of conditions including but not limited to:
- Acute joint injuries
- Chronic joint injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Rotator cuff injuries/tears
- Labral tears (shoulder/hip)
- Herniated discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ligament laxity
- Degenerative Joint and Disc Disease
- Lumbar facet injury
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