Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Speeds Healing
Many people are battling the pain of chronic tendon and ligament injury. Athletes are also plagued with a multitude of torn muscles, ligaments and tendons. In an attempt to heal these injuries, patients are turning to platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy offers a promising solution method toof accelerateing the healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally, without subjecting the patient to significant risk.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Blood is comprised of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. In the last 20 years, we have learned that when platelets are activated in the body, platelets they release healing proteins called growth factors. While Tthere are many types of growth factors with, varying responsibilities, however they cumulatively
they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore So by increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
How is it administered?
In order for platelets to be extracted and concentrated these platelets, blood must undergoes a simple procedure called centrifugation. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and immediately spun in a centrifuge to separate the components. After a matter of minutes, this process is complete, and the concentrated platelets are withdrawn from the blood. This platelet rich plasma is then injected into the injured tissue, and it stimulates the body’s natural healing process to begin.
The PRP initiates: new blood vessel formation,; bone regeneration and healing,; cartilage restoration; connective tissue repair, and wound healing. Because the components used for treatment are extracted from the patient’s own body, the procedure is entirely safe and has been proven better than other types of injections.
Who can it benefit?
Athletes (both, professional and amateur), arthritic patients and patients with chronic tendon and ligament issues can all benefit from administration of Platelet Rich Plasma. There is no age limit for patients receiving PRP and it can be used to speed the recovery process of a surgical procedure, or can be injected in the office for a non-surgical procedure