What is PRP?
Platelet therapy, or platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is a revolutionary new treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions using the power of your own body. This rapidly emerging technique is showing exciting success with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine, rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fascitis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, pelvic pain and instability, back and neck injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, and ligament sprains.
The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and stimulates). PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To create PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and strengthening the body’s natural healing signal. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a powerful form of regenerative injection therapy that we have found effective in over 80% of acute and chronic sports and accidental injuries. We have extensive experience treating injuries to the hips and knees, ACL, meniscus tears, rotator cuff, elbows, wrists, hands, elbows, ankles, and feet. We are experts in the treatment of arthritis and chronic sprains and strains to the neck, ribs, low back, and sacroiliac spine.
PRP Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injuries
While platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be new to you, PRP has gained recognition as an accepted biologic tool in orthopedic regenerative medicine largely due to its success in helping elite and professional athletes, including the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Spain’s tennis star Rafael Nadal, the 76ers’ Andrew Bynum, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hines Ward, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, and many others.
PRP Works for Acute and Chronic Injuries
Use of PRP reactivates tissue repair cycles, promoting repair of both acute and chronic injuries, reducing pain and enhancing function. PRP also stimulates chondrocytes (cartilage) repair, cartilage proliferation and matrix biosynthesis.