Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an emerging treatment in health care known as “Orthobiologics” which uses cutting-edge technology along with nature to accelerate the healing process of many types of orthopedic injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the solution for treating arthritis pain as well as ligament or tendon injuries when traditional methods have failed.
With this therapy, a high concentration of platelets is produced by using a small amount of your own blood. Platelets are the cells which are found in blood that contain bioactive proteins, including growth factors and a small amount of stem cells. Growth factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries at the reparative cell level. The concentrated platelets are injected into the damaged soft tissue, providing 500% more platelets and growth factors at the injury site. This accelerates the repair and regeneration of connective tissue and thereby restores you to pre-injury pain levels and increased function faster.
Most patients require more than one injection at an interval of two to three weeks to achieve successful outcomes. Patients are also encouraged to participate in physical therapy to accelerate the rehabilitative process.