Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), produced from the patient’s own blood and spun down in a centrifuge. The end product or serum is very high concentrate of platelets and other positive growth factors. The serum is then injected into the site of injury. PRP has a positive effects on damaged ligaments, tendons, muscle and other soft tissue structures. Certain structures have a difficult time healing on their own due to poor circulation and PRP can help aid the recovery of these structures.
PRP helps the body have a natural speedy recovery preventing the patient from having a more invasive surgery. Common injuries include tendonitis, sprained ankles, inflamed ligaments, joint disease.
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