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PRP & Stem Cells

PRP & Stem Cells

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a ground breaking non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.

The acronym PRP has most recently been featured in the news with the rising popularity of the treatment among professional athletes, recreational athletes, and highly functional individuals. Many have attributed PRP injections, particularly for athletic injuries, with enabling them to return back to regular activities and competition with minimal to no pain at all. This rapidly emerging technique shows very promising potential for many conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and ligament sprains and tears.

PRP uses the healing power of your own body, which is one of the keys to optimal repair and regeneration. It is a non-surgical, natural approach to treating injuries and expediting healing.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy work?

Platelets in your blood stream are the cells that initiate repair. They are packed with growth factors and healing proteins and attract the critical assistance of stem cells to damaged tissues and joints. In PRP, a small sample of your 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 the other components. This allows us to achieve a much higher concentration of platelets and deliver these directly to where they are needed. Because your own blood is used, there is virtually no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.