Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy seeks to relieve pain through enhancing and promoting the healing of musculoskeletal injuries. To create platelet-rich plasma, a small sample of blood is taken and placed in a centrifuge that spins at high speeds, separating the platelets from other components. Next, the concentrated PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury. This increases the concentrations of platelets at the site of the damaged tissue magnifying the healing effect of a natural response.
What it Treats
PRP therapy is an effective treatment for most musculoskeletal injuries, but more specifically:
- Chronic tendon injuries
- Acute ligament and muscle injuries
- Knee arthritis