Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a same day treatment derived from a patient's blood sample that harnesses the healing abilities of the patient’s blood platelets. The treatment is often used in conjunction with common surgeries or as a part of treatment plans to combat injury and disease.
What is PRP?
The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain mass quantities of bio-active proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.
- These bio-active proteins can initiate tissue healing, and reduce inflammation.
- A natural alternative to NSAIDs.
PRP can often help arthritic patients achieve pain control and reduced inflammation for 6-12 months when combined with rehabilitation therapy and other management techniques. Patients do not require general anesthesia for this treatment but usually undergo sedation to facilitate the injection of PRP into affected joints. The ability to avoid full anesthesia with this treatment often makes it ideal for senior or otherwise compromised patients.