Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
One of the most exciting developments in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, a treatment that aids the regeneration of ligament and tendon injuries and shortens rehabilitation time. PRP combines the latest advancements in medical technology with the bodyʼs natural ability to heal itself and often eliminates the need for surgery.
With PRP, doctors extract a small vial of a patientʼs blood – about 30 milliliters – and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components in the blood. This concentrated dose of platelets is then injected at the site of the patientʼs injury, infusing it with growth factors secreted by the platelets to spur tissue recovery. Many high profile patientsʼ expedited recovery after PRP therapy has made it the treatment of choice for both athletes and those with active lifestyles.