Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP is generally regarded as a promising, non-surgical treatment for easing joint pain and reducing inflammation by promoting the natural healing of osteoarthritis, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue injuries.

The treatment involves taking a small sample from patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other components of the blood. These concentrated platelets are then injected directly into an injured area of bone or soft tissue such as a tendon or a ligament to heal and increase growth factors.

Since PRP comes from a patient’s own blood, it is considered a relatively low-risk treatment with the potential to improve or speed healing.  However, as with any injection, there is a small risk of injury to any structures in the area as well as a very small risk of infection.

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