Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment has proven itself as an effective method to speed the healing chronic ligament and tendon sprains that have not shown improvement with other non-invasive methods. The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers believes that patients can experience quick healing for several conditions, such as:
Platelet Rich Plasma, what is it?
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a treatment that uses platelets that speed the healing process of soft tissue. Although blood is mainly a liquid known as plasma, it also contains small solids such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets are best known for the importance in clotting blood. However, platelets in a concentrated form will also speed the healing process because they contain hundreds of proteins known as growth factors which are extremely important with healing injuries.
To develop PRP, blood is drawn from the patient. Then blood placed in a centrifuge to separate the other blood cells from the platelets and the concentration of platelets is increased.
Once the mixture is completed then the doctor will inject the PRP mixture into the injury site which will effectively speed the healing process.
In order to provide the best results the doctor may suggest pairing the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy with Stem Cell therapy.