Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy:
PRP facilitates the healing of bone, tendon, and ligament. It can also be used for treatment of osteoarthritis. This platelet-rich derivative of blood is obtained after a blood sample is withdrawn from a patient’s vein and separated from the other blood components after centrifugation with a specialized syringe. With this level of platelets, plasma has an abundance of the growth factors to help stimulate the healing process. When PRP is injected into damaged tendons or ligaments, it is believed that it stimulates cells in the tissue and recruits cells circulating in the blood to the injured site. Due to the use of the patient’s own blood for PRP, there is no risk of the treatment being rejected, as it might if the blood had been provided from a donor.