PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is another type of regenerative medicine that uses the patient’s own plasma to stimulate healing. Platelets are well known for their blood-clotting factors but are also rich with growth factors which are very efficient at promoting healing. This procedure can be done quickly and easily in the office by simply taking a small sample of the patient’s blood, centrifuging it, and drawing off the platelet-rich plasma that is on the top surface. This plasma is then injected into the injured joint to stimulate healing. This simple procedure has shown to be very successful in repairing damaged tissues and relieving pain.