Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of concentrated platelets and growth factors that promote healing and regeneration of injured tissues. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery and addictive medications. Although still investigational, these therapies have proven to be effective for patients of all ages.
To harvest PRP, a small sample of blood is drawn into a specialized collection system and then centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because the blood drawn is used for a therapy treatment on the same patient, there is no risk of a transmissible infection or allergic reaction. These therapies are a safe, and used for many conditions including tendon/ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, muscle injuries, meniscal tears, cartilage defects, fractures to name a few.