Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries, sports injuries, fractures and help speed up healing after surgery.
Blood is made up of liquid plasma and contains red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors which are instrumental in healing injuries.
PRP is plasma with a concentration of platelets, and therefore growth factors, that is 5 to 10 times richer than what is typically found in blood.
Blood is collected from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge which spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components. Once the platelets are extracted, the PRP can be injected into the injured area. Injections are very safe with minimal risk for any adverse reaction or complication.
PRP therapy can treat both chronic and acute ailments:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ligament and muscle injuries
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Ankle sprains