PRP & Stem Cell Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses components of the body’s own blood cells to stimulate the natural healing process in certain orthopedic conditions. The body’s first response to any soft tissue injury (ligaments, tendons, and cartilage) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors, the platelets jump-start the repair process with the help of stem cells.
The platelets are separated from the rest of the blood cells and put through a process called centrifugation, which increases the platelets’ concentration. These platelets are then mixed with the remaining blood cells, as PRP therapy speeds up the body’s healing process, by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through an injection. This quick procedure can provide effective pain relief, eliminating the need for surgery and prolonged recovery.
What Does PRP & Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
Many orthopedic conditions can be treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, including chronic pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. If you have pain, limited mobility, swelling, or sports injuries, chances are PRP therapy can benefit you. It has shown promising results in treating these common conditions:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Plantar fasciitis
- ACL tear
- Tennis elbow
- Ankle sprain
- Sprains and strains
To learn more about PRP & stem cell therapy please visit our Patient Education Library.