Platelet Rich Plasma is another form of Proliferative Therapy. The process utilizes components of the patient’s own blood to stimulate the body to repair ligament and tendon fibers, as well as bones and muscles. Healing components, extracted from the blood, are injected into the area of injury in the form of a solution. Once the solution is injected it triggers a reaction by the body, which initiates its own healing process.
Soft issue injuries treated with PRP include:
- Tendinopathy-ripped or torn tendons
- Tendonosis- weakened tendons
- Acute and chronic muscle strain
- Muscle Fibrosis-a type of injury caused by over training or extensive strain
- Ligament sprains and strains
- Joint capsular laxity
- Loose joints due to weakened muscles
- Intra-articular cartilage problems
- Meniscal injury-a type of knee joint ligament tear or sprain
- Chronic synovitis or joint inflammation
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a revolutionary new technique that has achieved dramatic results in difficult orthopedic situations. Over the past year, PRP has been hailed in many publications, including the New York Times, as a remarkably effective healing process that works where other healing techniques fall short. It is being used more frequently in sports and injury-related healing with increasing effectiveness.