Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a new and exciting treatment option for persons suffering from various orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Platelet rich plasma is a component of your blood which possesses wonderful regenerative properties. PRP is obtained from your own (autologous) bloodstream by isolating the plasma along with a concentration of platelets. Platelets are tiny disc shaped cells that contain natural sources of growth factors, proteins and cytokines. These substances stimulate growth and the healing of injured tissues and help to recruit local regenerative therapy to the injury site; further enhancing and stimulating the healing process.
By concentrating these growth factors and injecting them into the site of injury or pain, PRP can be used to aid in the recovery and healing of various musculoskeletal injuries. Platelet rich plasma, alone, is usually not sufficient enough to treat more severe or advanced medical conditions, such as severe arthritis or spinal disc disease. However, when used in combination with regenerative, platelet rich plasma can be used to effectively treat a variety of conditions that affect the mobility, function and well-being of millions of people.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Muscle tears and severe strains
- Tendonitis (tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow)
- Achilles tendon partial tears and strains
- Patellar tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee ligament and meniscal tears
- Labral tears (shoulder, hip)
- Early osteoarthritis
PRP is a safe, minimally invasive, and affordable treatment modalities which requires an approximately 30 minute, in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Consult your specialist at Cell Life Medical to determine if PRP would be an effective treatment for your particular medical concerns.