Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment that may help to repair degenerative tissue and injury by using the patient’s own blood to stimulate natural healing processes. PRP delivers a high concentration of the patient’s own Platelet-Rich Plasma directly to an injury site to promote healing.
Platelets are the healing component of blood, and the body will naturally send platelets to injured tissue to aid in the healing process. Platelets heal tissue by releasing growth factors and bioactive proteins. PRP has been observed to stimulate cellular repair, increase anti-inflammatory processes and grow blood vessels in damaged tissue.
PRP is often injected into areas that have a poor blood supply such as the foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow and knee. These areas generally have a poor blood supply and need assistance with healing damage. PRP may assist with tendon and ligament conditions, osteoarthritis and the stalled healing of muscle injuries.