What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelets play an important role in the healing process. When an injury occurs in the body, it immediately dispatches platelets to the site. These platelets signal stem cells to come to the area to begin the healing process. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy introduces a concentrated cocktail of platelets from your own blood into the affected area - replicating the body’s natural healing process. PRP treatments are achieving an increased rate of success in treatment of tendonitis, muscle tears, ligamentous injuries and a variety of joint related issues such as mild to moderate arthritis. They are becoming a popular treatment alternative to Orthopedic Surgery in some cases.
What does the procedure entail?
Platelet Rich plasma is obtain from your own blood. Its like a regular blood draw. We draw anywhere from 40-60cc depending on the area to be treated. The blood is then processed to obtain the platelet rich plasm.