Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment involves using your own platelets to hasten healing in your body. This treatment is becoming much more widely used, primarily because it has been adopted by high-performance athletes as they recover from injury or surgery. During this treatment, the doctor will numb the area that is injured, then draw blood from your vein. The blood is centrifuged to separate platelets from plasma. The platelets are then injected into the body at the site(s) of pain.
What does it do?
Platelets release what’s called growth factors. Growth factors are compounds that help repair and regenerate – which accelerates healing in areas that are damaged or overused.
Why do we like it?
PRP is safe, effective, natural, and relatively inexpensive. We use your own cells (closed system) so there is no chance of infection or rejection. Most importantly, tissue is not destroyed in this process. The entire focus is on the body’s healing so you can return to optimal function.
Who can it help?
PRP can help anyone with torn tendons, tendinitis, arthritis, joint related pain and muscle injuries. It is great for athletes who want a natural alternative to invasive surgeries and procedures or for anyone who wants to avoid surgical intervention.