PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

At Orthobiologics Associates, we provide PRP therapy in Florida. PRP therapy involves injecting patients with highly concentrated samples of autologous blood plasma derived from their whole blood. After centrifugation — the process by which whole blood is spun down and separated into its various components — a PRP sample contains up to five times the quantity of platelets contained in whole blood.

Platelets, which are the smallest cells that circulate in human blood, naturally bind together when they detect blood vessel damage. These cells’ natural binding action plays an integral role in blood clotting when a person suffers a cut, an injury that bleeds internally or a broken bone. However, clotting isn’t the only purpose platelets serve.

These microscopic blood components also contain growth factors and proteins that prompt cell turnover, stimulate cell regeneration and, ultimately, promote tissue healing. With its exceptionally rich concentration of platelets, PRP administered through plasma replacement therapy can help jumpstart, accelerate and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

PRP Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

The primary goal of PRP injections is to stimulate and accelerate healing of tissues damaged by acute injury or chronic degeneration.

When a PRP doctor administers a concentrated dose of platelets via injection, those platelets release bioactive proteins that prompt and enhance tissue regeneration and repair. For example, researchers have found that injected PRP can promote cartilage regeneration, decrease injury-associated inflammation, and enhance healing of injured muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments. 

Injections of platelet-rich plasma from a medical PRP company can also help enhance blood flow to injured and degenerated tissues. Because blood naturally contains a plethora of restorative nutrients, increasing blood supply to damaged tissues can help accelerate restoration of tissue functionality and strength. PRP therapy can be useful in any area of the body where rapid or enhanced healing is desired. 

Unlike conventional pain management treatments — such as steroid injections or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — PRP therapy carries a low risk of short- and long-term side effects. Minor soreness and/or bruising are fairly common immediately after injection, but these after-effects typically dissipate quickly. Most patients find they require minimal post-treatment downtime and can resume their normal daily activities same day.