|Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy offers a promising, natural solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis,without subjecting the patient to significant risk. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as “Orthobiologics.”The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Blood is made of red blood cells, white blood cells), plasma, and platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges, and when activated they form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.