Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP Therapy is blood plasma with concentrated platelets which contain huge reservoirs of growth factors that accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Patients can see a significant reduction in pain which may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments, such as long-term medication or surgery. The reduction in pain and symptoms can improve return on function for chronically painful joints, such as knees, shoulders, elbows, or lower back.
How Does PRP Work?
A small amount of the patient’s own blood is placed in a centrifuge and within 25 minutes, the resulting concentrated platelets and growth factors are as much as 500% stronger.
This Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is then injected into the injured or painful joint, stimulating tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues to become inflamed and trigger the healing process.
This process is minimally invasive with very little discomfort and can be performed as an in-office procedure.