Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has proven to be a solution to speed healing of tendon injuries without subjecting patients to significant risk.
PRP technology was developed years ago to aide with wound healing as well as blood loss. It is now applied to facilitate the healing of tendons and cartilage.
The patient’s blood is drawn in a pre-procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma is produced by separating the platelets in the blood by using a centrifuge. The harvested platelets are activated and delivered into the painful tissue. Proteins found within the platelets are released into the damaged tissue signaling tissue growth.
The average number of treatments vary from 2-4, depending upon the injury and degeneration of the tissue. The results may vary on the patient’s health and concentration of platelets in the patient;s blood. Therefore, nutritional care is highly recommended to support healing.
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