PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP plays a role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma, a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems. 

After being centrifuged, the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. PRP injections have been clinically proved to improve function and decreased pain to the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and more.