PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is when the patient’s own blood is taken, placed in a centrifuge, and the concentrated platelets are injected into the injured area. This is occasionally helpful, and requires many injections to achieve the desired result. PRP is a “Monoclonal”. This means they are less effective in activating the body’s own system to repair the damaged tissues. However, this is a powerful way to get the body to heal itself.
PRP contains platelets, wherein reside growth factors necessary for healing soft tissues, including platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, and others, which exert their effects on fibroblasts and other immune cells, causing their proliferation and accelerating the regeneration of injured tissues.
What can PRP be used for?
Tendonitis, Slow healing Fractures, Plantar Fascitis, Achilles Tendon Pain, Arthritis, Wound Healing