Most closely associated with Platelet-rich plasma therapy (or PRP therapy), regenerative medicine uses the human body's natural platelets to promote healing in an area of injury or pain. PRP therapy involves the injection of the patient’s own concentrated source of platelets in order to activate the regeneration of damaged tissue. PRP therapy does not involve surgery and is typically used to treat mild arthritis, muscle sprains, tears, ligament issues, and tendon issues.
World famous athletes have used PRP therapy for many years in order to accelerate healing when dealing with pain or injury. Advances in medicine mean that this treatment is now affordable and available for everyone.
How Does PRP Work?
The procedure begins by obtaining a small sample of the patient’s blood which is then placed in a high-spinning centrifuge machine. The spinning separates the blood into different components consisting of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A concentrated source of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the injured or damaged tissue, promoting the natural healing of damaged ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.
Additional injections (a series of 3 injections) may be needed in order to maximize tissue healing. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities shortly after receiving the injection.
We use PRP therapy to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.