Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) stimulates healing of bones and soft tissue. Because PRP is made from the patient’s blood, it is perfectly safe and free from the risk of diseases like Hepatitis and HIV. PRP has proven to be an effective treatment of soft tissue conditions, such as:
- Joint capsular laxity
- Acute and chronic muscle fibrosis
- Ligamentous sprain
PRP is also used to treat intra-articular injuries, including:
- Articular cartilage defects
- Meniscal Injury
- Chronic synovitis or joint inflammation
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Process
We take a small amount of your blood to form PRP. We use a centrifugal method to separate the platelets into the high concentration required for healing, and add it back to your blood, which makes PRP. The high-velocity centrifugal process is designed to avoid platelet damage. We then inject the PRP into the damaged soft tissue area.
PRP Soft Tissue Outcomes
The purpose of PRP is to end pain and promote long-lasting healing. Patients typically experience positive outcomes gradually, within a few weeks of treatment. Over time, cells multiply, repair damaged soft tissue, and accelerate the healing process. The result is reduced pain and increased joint strength and function. PRP therapy promotes permanent soft-tissue repair.
Research studies, supported by ultrasound and MRI images, show tissue repair after PRP therapy. Patients can achieve a full return to their daily activities without the need for painful and potentially damaging surgeries. Patients may require three to four treatments before returning to an active lifestyle.