What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain healing properties, which can accelerate the healing of tendons and ligaments in the musculoskeletal system.
How Is PRP Made?
Platelets for PRP are made from the patient's own blood. It is similar to a patient donating his or her blood before a surgical procedure. This is what the process entails.
How Is PRP Used For The Musculoskeletal System?
In the musculoskeletal system, PRP is injected into and around the site of injury. This triggers the body's reaction to repair muscle, bone, and other tissue. The entire process, including preparation and injection, takes less than an hour.
What Are The Expected Results Associated With PRP For The Musculoskeletal System?
PRP therapy can speed up soft tissue healing for injuries and conditions such as:
Many patients also experience a reduction in pain. Two to three injections of PRP are typically required to obtain optimal results and the injections are usually spaced at least three to four weeks apart.
Is PRP For The Musculoskeletal System Safe? How Long Is The Recovery Time?
PRP for the musculoskeletal system is safe. Because PRP contains white blood cells, your body's natural immune defense agents, infection is rare with PRP treatment. Typically, there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Some patients may experience light pain in the treatment area of the injection, but this typically disappears after a week.
Who Are Good Candidates For PRP?
For those looking for a strong regenerative therapy that stimulates the healing of arthritis, muscle injuries, tendonitis, and ligament injuries
What PRP System Is Used At The AIM Clinic?
We use special extraction kits called PurePRP® SupraPhysiologic (PurePRP® SP) which is a proprietary form of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma developed by EmCyte Corporation. PurePRP® SP provides a powerful concentration of regenerative cells without the deleterious contaminants found in many PRP products. The system exceeds the clinical requirement for effective PRP, providing between 7 and 21 billion platelets in a treatment. For more information, please visit https://emcyte.com/