About PRP

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets.A� The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.A� These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon, and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.
What are the potential benefits?
Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms with reduction in pain.A� This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments, such as long term medication or surgery, as well as, a remarkable return of function.A�

How does PRP work?
To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient.A� The blood is then placed in a centrifuge.A� The centrifuge spins and automatically produces the PRP.A� The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500%.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tendon or ligament, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing process.A� As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

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