Platelet rich plasma, also called PRP is another form of regenerative injection therapy. PRP is a non-surgical treatment to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions including arthritis, tendon injuries, and ligament injuries. PRP treats an injured area naturally using your body’s own growth factors to accelerate healing. Some of themany uses of Platelet Rich Plasma include osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) of the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, as well as meniscus tears, plantar fasciitis, and rotator cuff tears. A small amount of the patient’s blood is taken and spun down to obtain concentrated platelets which are used for the injection. The platelets are injected and release growth factorsto assist in healing an injured area naturally. The procedure is simple and isperformed in the office and takes approximately one hour.
We encourage you to ask any questions or concerns you may have about this procedure.