What is Platelet Rich Plasma Technology?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of cellular medicine. PRP is a concentration of growth factors and stem cells from your own blood that can stimulate regeneration and heal musculoskeletal injuries.
What can it do?
PRP can be skillfully injected under ultrasound guidance into the injured area to repair tendon tears, meniscus tears, ligament strains, and to heal osteoarthritis and moderately degenerated joints. PRP can also regenerate aging skin and stimulate other tissue growth, as a potential alternative to plastic surgery. PRP can treat professional athletes with common sports injuries like pulled hamstring muscles in the thigh and knee sprains. PRP is also effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries around the elbow. Using the newest PRP and fibrin concentrate (PRPF), one can treat major joint instabilities SLAP lesions rotator cuff tears, acromioclavicular joint instabilities, hip laboral tears, shoulder laboral tears, to name a few.
Does Society Benefit?
PRP has received attention in the popular media as a result of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes.