Plasma Rich Platelets
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy is a technique that has gained popularity for a variety of conditions. PRP can be applied to degenerative joint disease, ligament injury, wound healing, hair growth and cosmetic enhancements.
How does PRP work?
PRP treatment uses the patients own blood to extract platelet rich plasma that contain cytokines, platelets, and growth factors. Once the plasma is centrifuged and extracted from the blood, it is reinfected to the affected area(s). Results are often seen weeks after treatment. Multiple treatments may be necessary.
PRP has cosmetic application for wrinkles and fine lines. Many know this as a vampire facial.
How does PRP help healing?
The blood contains plasma that contains growth factors, platelets and other signaling molecules. These components are essential for stimulating the bodies healing response. PRP is a method of concentrating these signaling molecules to help increase circulation to areas with lower vascularity, like the joints and tendons. PRP is also apple to wound healing, hair loss and cosmetic procedures.
Is PRP safe?
PRP is made from the patients own blood which makes it safe. There is no risk for rejection and can be used with other therapies. Like with all injections, there is risk for bruising, infection, tissue damage and nerve damage.
Partial rotator cuff tears
Partial meniscus and labrum tears
Partial ACL, MCL, LCL tears
Post surgical wounds