Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a form of regenerative medicine therapy that is focused on separating, identifying, and reintroducing platelets into the blood to promote healing and recovery. Similar to stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma is focused on integrating healthy elements into the body to repair damaged tissue and relieve pain. But unlike stem cell therapy, PRP uses your own blood and platelets to promote healing, creating a circular process of regeneration.
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Who should get PRP?
Conditions that can often be treated by PRP regenerative medicine include, but are not limited to:
- Sports-Related Injury
- Chronic Tendon Injury
- Acute Ligament & Muscle Injury
What is platelet rich plasma?
Platelets are best known for their ability to clot the blood, but they are particularly powerful for regulating key mechanisms involved in the healing process. Platelets are composed of key proteins, or growth factors, that are instrumental in cell regeneration. By separating the platelet-rich plasma from the surrounding blood, specific growth factors are identified and utilized for injury recovery and healing.
How does it work?
The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) requires drawing a patient’s blood, spinning it down, and separating platelets in a process called centrifugation. Then, the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood (or plasma) and infused back into your system, promoting the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.Contact Us to Learn More