Your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors, one of which are platelets. Platelets are the first responders in the healing process when your body is injured, they signal all the body’s growth factors to begin regeneration. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative and promising approach in tissue regeneration. PRP is defined as an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and their associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a myriad of growth factors in their natural and biologically determined ratios.
PRP is thought to promote physiological wound healing and rapid soft and hard tissue regeneration by delivering growth factors at high concentrations to the treated site. PRP’s safety and effectiveness have been established for accelerating soft and hard tissue healing in treatment of tendinopathies, osteoarthritis and various joint and muscle pathologies in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Once you’ve decided that PRP is the right step forward for you, a small sample of your blood will be taken to be used in treatment. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, consists of your own blood which is then spun to concentrate the platelets and injected into any injured areas. This concentration of platelets helps promote healing of the area by engaging your natural healing processes in a more targeted way.
What is the success rate of PRP injections?
The success rate depends on the condition or injury being treated. On average, PRP treatment has an 80% success rate.
How many PRP injections are needed?
One to three injections are required to achieve optimum results.
Is PRP good for arthritis?
PRP treatment has shown to be effective for mild to moderate osteoarthritis. It can still be effective for severe arthritis but only if it is combined with a tailored exercise program.
Conditions Treated But Are Not Limited To:
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
- Back pain – disc issues, sciatica, facet injury, stenosis
- Hip pain – iliotibial IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, hip degeneration
- Headaches – migraines, tension headaches
- Neck pain – disc issues, whiplash, cervical instability
- Golfer/tennis elbow – forearm pain/weakness/numbness
- Knee pain – ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, jumper’s knee, torn meniscus, cartilage defects
- TMJ – jaw pain, locked jaw
- Shoulder pain – rotator cuff injuries, SLAP lesion
- Ankle pain – Achilles tendonitis, sprained ankle, heel spurs
- Wrist pain – carpal tunnel, TFCC
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- and more