Platelet-Rich Plasma

Dr. Steven Meier
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelets are the part of the blood which helps clot wounds. Extracted from the patient’s own blood, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), are concentrated platelets with higher growth factor content. This means it causes cells to divide more rapidly and speeds up the healing process.

PRP promotes collagen and bone formation, which helps with tissue regeneration. Aside from speeding up the healing process, it also reduces scarring and pain, as well as the risk of re-injury.

These are all great reasons to use PRP to treat tendon injuries and other musculoskeletal injuries.

The use of Platelet-Rich Plasma can treat a variety of orthopedic conditions including:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Tendinopathy (tendon pain)
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Labral tears of the hip or shoulder
  • Lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Chronic wounds (diabetic ulcers, pressure sores)
  • Nonsurgical joint regeneration

How It Works

PRP is obtained by drawing the patient’s blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells and other cell components. After being concentrated, the PRP is then injected into the injured area of the patient’s body for therapeutic purposes.

Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated source of platelets and growth factors, which stimulate the body to heal itself. The healing mechanisms in the body are activated to help repair the body’s tissues by using platelets and the plasma-derived growth factors.

Benefits of BMAC

Proven to produce significant results

PRP is an effective treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions including tendon tears, arthritis, and bone fractures.

Minimally invasive

It is a quick process and there is typically no pain or downtime during the procedure.

Fast recovery time

Patients are able to return to most normal activities immediately following treatment.

No significant risks or complications

Other than slight tenderness or bruising at the injection site, no other major risks or side effects are expected following a PRP therapy.

Long lasting results

The growth factors in PRP allow the body to both repair and regenerate damaged soft tissue, leading to a long-term increase in strength, flexibility, and performance.

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