Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma injection is a type treatment used to treat injuries that occur to tendons, ligaments muscles and joints. Injuries can be from sports to every day wear and tear pain.
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood and provides a medium for you red/white blood cells and platelets to move throughout your circulatory system. Platelets are a type of blood cell that forms blood clots and play a role in healing. PRP is product produced from the blood collected from yourself and spun down in a centrifuge. The end product (serum) is very high concentrate of platelets and other positive growth factors. The serum is then injected into the site of injury. Growth factors are released to will help the site of injury repair with renewed tissue while also triggering your body’s healing process. PRP has a positive effect on damaged ligaments, tendons, muscle and other soft tissue structures, but preventing more invasive surgery.
Treatment may be one injection or you may require a series of injection depending on the extent of the injury.