What Is It?
Platelets are a component of human blood. Platelets help the blood clot, and new research shows they also contain several growth factors that may help speed the healing process. We will draw some of your own blood and concentrate the blood in a centrifuge in the office. The concentrated fluid is then injected into the “affected joint, ligament or tendon.
PRP is usually used for people with sports injuries, joint injuries or those with early stages of osteoarthritis.
Anyone who does not have cancer or an infection, or is taking anticoagulant medications.
PRP comes from your own body, so there is no risk of an allergic reaction or medication side effects. The injection can relieve pain for as long as 12 months.