PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP Therapy: Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
PRP uses the patient’s own growth factors obtained by separating patients blood components and removing the RBC’s through the process of double centrifusion. The healing properties of PRP therapy are attributed to the increased concentration of growth factors and secretory proteins that enhance the healing process on a cellular level. PRP therapy has gained recent popularity because many professional athletes find that the benefits of this therapy allows them to return to the playing field with rapid healing of their condition.
Common Musculoskeletal conditions treated with PRP:
- Shoulder Disorders (Arthritis, Bursitis and Rotator Cuff Repairs)
- Tendonitis such as Tennis Elbow
- Achilles tendon problems
- Heel spur syndrome
- Osteoarthritis of the knee including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Hip arthritis
- Knee pain
- Arthritic conditions
- Low back pain
- Pelvic pain and instability
- Back and neck injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Ligament sprains
Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives.
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