Platelet Rich Plasma therapy utilizes the concentrated healing components of a patient’s own blood, reintroduced into a specific site, to regenerate tissue and speed the healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a highly concentrated form of blood plasma developed through a process called centrifugation. This concentration of platelets and growth factors can be 5 to ten times richer than usually found in the blood. The PRP is carefully injected into the site of an injury, releasing a supra-physiologic dose of growth factors to aide in healing and regenerating tissues.
Blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), but also contains small components such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which play a big role in the healing of injuries.
Soft tissue injuries treated with PRP include:
-Acute and Chronic Muscle Strain -Articular Cartilage Defects
-Muscle Fibrosis -Meniscal Injury
-Ligamentous Sprains – Chronic synovitis
-Joint Capsular Laxity