What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Plateletrich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRPcontains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.
What are the goals of a PRP injection?
When PRP is injected, it can aid the body’s natural healing of injuries. The goal is not only to relieve symptoms but to create actual healing. In some cases, PRP may reduce the need for medication and/or surgery.
What conditions can be treated with PRP injection?
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Spine
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
- ACL Injuries
- Pelvic Pain and Instability
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprains