Platelet rich plasma therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment option in the field of sports medicine. A number of professional and elite athletes have undergone the treatment in recent years, with many attributing quicker and more effective healing to the use of the treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment designed to help the body heal itself by aiding in the regeneration of injured soft tissue such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) work?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy gives a biological “boost” to the healing process. Platelet rich plasma therapy uses components of a patient’s own blood to speed up healing and recovery. During the non-surgical procedure, a small amount of blood is extracted from the patient and is then separated using a centrifuge to extract the platelet rich plasma. The PRP is then re-introduced into the patient through an injection precisely in the area of injury, to assist with the regeneration and growth of healthy soft tissue.
The platelet rich plasma includes proteins and growth factors that can help to speed the repair of connective tissue, regeneration of bone, and formation of new blood vessels, promoting healing. Due to the fact that only the patient’s own blood is used, the procedure involves virtually no side effects or complications.