This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient's own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
The PRP treatment helps promote tissue repair, using your body’s own healing properties. With this procedure, the patient’s blood is drawn and the platelet rich portion of the blood is separated from the red blood cells. The concentrated platelets have growth factors that may help to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms. The concentrated platelets are directly injected into the injured tissue. Several treatments may be required in order to get the full benefit from the procedure. Commonly treated conditions for PRP include lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), achilles tendinopathy, rotator cuff tendinitis, and patellar tendinitis.