Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a growth factor rich solution that can be injected into areas where the body is having issues healing on its own, or to areas that may be healing but needs more rapid resolution.
- Regenerative Medicine: The body heals itself with growth factors (proteins produced by one cell that can tell other cells what to do), which are found in limited quantities throughout the body
- Role in Healing: The growth factors are heavily produced in platelets which are the first cells to arrive when tissue is damaged
- How PRP Works: We take a small blood sample and PRP concentrates platelets and suspends them in a growth factor-rich plasma. This solution is then injected into the problematic area to promote healing.
- Uses: Wounds, joints, ligaments/tendons, arthritis
- Benefits: Minimally Invasive (blood draw), autologous (no risk of rejection), convenient (no need for general anesthesia or waiting days/weeks for treatment), backed by scientific studies