Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate healing. Plasma Therapy is a minimally invasive, injection-based treatment option for osteoarthritis, soft tissue damage, and nerve healing. PRP merges cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The concentration of platelets has a critical role in maintaining healthy tissue and regulating inflammation. Platelets contain growth hormones and cytokines that instruct the body in the healing process. When PRP is injected into an area, it initiates a mild inflammatory response activating new cell growth, restored blood flow, and tissue regeneration.
PRP injections are prepared by taking one to a few tubes of a patient’s blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into a patient’s injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. Because the blood is derived from the patient, plasma therapy is low risk with a strong body of clinical evidence supporting its efficacy.
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