Platelet rich plasma and its benefits

Overview

Platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP is a cutting edge non invasive treatment choice that helps in pain reduction by naturally stimulating the growth factors of the musculoskeletal system, the platelet rich plasma has gained popularity for treating chronic pains and damaged tissues, joints and ligaments, specifically for the athletic injuries PRP work wonders, and empower them to get back to their routinely activities and competing with least or no pain, PRP also flaunts guaranteed results for several conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and muscle spasms and tears

PRP therapy offers candidates patients with a lifelong stable solution by using the body’s natural healing process, PRP is not a therapy that fades by the time as compared to other common pain injections

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma commonly known as PRP is your own blood that is rotated and separated, generating a combination of platelets that have growth factors above normal values. Platelets are the blood clotting cells, containing a great potential of healing tissues, tendons and ligaments. The growth factors released by platelets recruits curable cells, that augments tissue repair and increase soft tissue healing

PRP has been proven in treating shoulder rotator cuff and Achilles tendon repair. PRP has also shown promising results when injected into chronically injured ligaments and when proper healing has not taken place PRP also treats well the spinal ligaments, facet joints and vertebral disc

The science of PRP:

The blood is consisted of 93% of red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, 1% platelets and plasma, platelets are best known for their ability to clot blood in case of injuries, the platelets are naturally and intensely rich in the growth factors, the body’s first response to injury is to collect platelets in the affected area, these cells initiate the natural healing process

To maximize the healing process, the platelets must be intensified and separated from the red blood cells, the goal of PRP is to maximize the platelet while minimizing the number of red blood cells

Conditions that are well treated with PRP

PRP therapy works promisingly fro the chronic ligaments and tendon sprain that have not been effectively treated by other conservative treatments including;

  • Spine disc pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder pain and instability
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip strains
  • Knee sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee, hip and other joint arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome