Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Possible Treatments for PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
- Tendon Injuries
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Joint Osteoarthrosis
- Intervertebral Discs
- Nerve Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Facture Non-Union
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelet taken from the patient's own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage.
Platelets normally circulate within the blood stream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy allows us to harvest the patient's own platelets and re-inject those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and iprovement of function. This is typically done under image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy.
As a result, the damaged tissue begins to heal. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jump-starting the healing process.