PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) contains various growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of the body’s soft tissues, i.e., muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
This treatment has been used since the 1990s in maxilla-facial and plastic surgery. PRP uses a portion of the patients’ own blood, which is then centrifuged to activate the platelets. These platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells.
If you are experiencing maladies in, but not limited to, knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, elbow, or ankle, you may be a candidate for PRP.
To find out if PRP would be effective for you, call to schedule an initial exam.