The New Yorker magazine calls Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment “The Blood Injections that Might Transform Orthopedics,” while the Wall Street Journal declared “Spinning Blood isn’t Just for Athletes.” That’s because PRP – which enhances the body’s ability to heal itself – has become an affordable, regenerative treatment for tissue or bone injuries. In short, it can help you heal faster, often allowing you to avoid surgery. Additionally, the treatment can be used in conjunction with surgery to reduce inflammation or bruising, increase your range of motion for rehab, and decrease scarring.
When your body is injured, it naturally sends platelets and white blood cells to initiate the healing process. The platelets contain growth factors which are released to stimulate a response in damaged tissues. By increasing the baseline concentration of platelets, PRP delivers a powerful dose of growth factors that can dramatically enhance the healing process.