PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma injections refer to a sample of serum (blood) plasma that has as much as four times the normal amount of platelets. This therapy enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself and is used to improve healing and shorten recovery time for acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.*

Platelets are part of the blood that circulates around the body ready to help with blood clotting should you have a cut, broken bone, an injury that bleeds internally, or any other type of injury. Besides containing clotting factors, the platelets release growth factors that help start the healing sequence. With a concentrated amount of platelets, larger quantities of these growth factors are released to stimulate a natural healing response.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

The main purpose of platelet-rich plasma injection is to foster healing where it has not otherwise occurred or to speed up healing as in the case of acute injury. Platelets release bioactive proteins that enhance tissue regeneration and healing. For example, studies show that after using platelet-rich plasma injections PRP for tendon problems, new tendon cells start to develop in the area treated.

Growth factors that help build new blood supply to the area are also increased in number. This healing response will help restore strength faster than normal.* Platelet-rich plasma injection therapy can be used in any area where a rapid healing response is desired. One great benefit of injections of PRP is that they don’t have the side effects that can occur with steroid injections or long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); the number one cause of liver and kidney failure in the United States.