About PRP Therapy

This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient's own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.

 

Benefits of PRP
Conditions aided by PRP include plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis of the spine, hip and knee, ligament sprains, rotator cuff tears and tennis elbow. PRP is also benficial in facet joint injections and cervical & lumbar disc augmentation.

Limited blood supply and poor healing properties of ligaments, cartilage, tendons and even damaged bone make treatment necessary, especially after injury. Unlike physical therapy or medications that don't treat the underlying cause of pain, PRP can accelerate the healing process - eliminating the cause of pain.

PRP Process

Creating PRP

The PRP process begins by taking a small sample of the patient's blood and placing it into a centrifuge. The blood sample is then spun in to separate the blood into its primary components - platelets and white blood cells, plasma, and red blood cells.

PRP Application
A portion of the plasma is removed. The patient's concentrated platelets are mixed with the remaining plasma to form a concentrated solution. This platelet rich solution is then injected into and around the injured tissues.

Healing Begins
The concentrated platelets release many growth factors that promote a natural immune response. Macrophages - specialized white blood cells - rush in to remove damaged cells and prepare the tissue for healing. Stem cells and other cells multiply, repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. This accelerated healing response reduces pain, promotes increased strength, and improves joint function.

Watch the video HERE for an in-depth look into PRP Therapy.