PRP Therapy (Overview)
Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints
and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood
to reduce pain and speed up healing.
Can it Help Me?
PRP may help if you have: meniscus tears in your
knee. Rotator cuff tears in your shoulder. Plantar
fasciitis in your foot. And injuries in your spine, hip
Benefits of PRP
Parts of your body have a hard time healing. For
example, ligaments and tendons (they connect
bones and muscles) don't get much blood from the
body. Sprains and strains of these tissues heal
slowly. PRP uses your own blood to speed up the
healing in these areas.
Creating the Mix
The process begins with a sample of your blood. It
is spun around in a centrifuge. This separates it into
platelets, plasma, and red and white blood cells.
The platelets are then concentrated and mixed with
some of the plasma. This mixture is called "platelet
rich plasma." The doctor injects this into the site of
After the injection, your immune system (the system
that keeps your body healthy) reacts quickly.
Special white blood cells called "macrophages"
rush in. They take away damaged cells. They help
prep the site for healing. Then, stem cells and other
cells begin to multiply. Over time, they repair and
rebuild the injured tissues.
The PRP process is quick. You can go home the
same day. It may help your injury heal faster. PRP
can help treat and eliminate the cause of your pain.
Some people need more than one treatment before
they heal completely.
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