PRP Injections

PRP injections are among the latest and most advanced methods used by physicians to heal patients by using their own plasma. PRP stands for Platelet-rich Plasma. Plasma is the liquid part of the blood that contains platelets. The platelet-rich plasma injection has 5 to 10 times the concentration of regular plasma. PRP injections use a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
To prepare a PRP injection, first blood is drawn from a patient. The platelets are then separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Finally, the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood and injected into the area of the body that is being treated.
PRP injections can be used for many conditions such as:

  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries
  • Knee arthritis
  • Fractures

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