Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary regenerative medicine procedure in which a substance derived from patients own blood is used to speed the healing and alleviate pain caused by a variety of musculoskeletal issues. This substance contains healing factors and bioactive proteins called growth factors and cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. With advanced techniques, we can concentrate and process these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
During PRP therapy, a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from other blood components. The process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500% greater than levels found in your own blood. The concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma is then injected into and around the point of injury, strengthening the body’s natural healing agent.
What Are The Benefits of PRP?
If you have a tendon or ligament injury, arthritic joint, meniscus tear, rotator cuff injury, shoulder pain, or bursitis and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It heals tissue with minimal to no scarring. PRP can alleviate further degeneration of tissues and can lessen the severity of arthritis. There is very little downtime or recovery time and patients can resume their normal daily activities almost right away.
- The Physiological Effects of PRP Injections Include:
- Increase tissue regeneration (tendon, ligament, soft tissue)
- Decrease inflammation
- Decrease pain
- Increase collagen (a base component of connective tissue)
- Increase bone density and repair
- Increase angiogenesis (development of new blood cells)
Common Conditions Treated By PRP
- Joint Pain & Injuries
- Muscle Strains & Tears
- Nerve Injuries and Entrapment
- Hair Loss
Call Dr. Antebi today to see if you are a candidate for platelet-rich plasma therapy!