Platelet Rich Plasma Joint Injections
Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP’, is a non-surgical, long lasting permanent solution that utilizes the body’s natural process for conditions such as arthritis and ligament/tendon sprains and tears. PRP consists of a of platelets that are highly concentrated with growth factors, that are injected into the injured ligaments, tendons, and joints to stimulate tissue repair and quicken the healing time allowing an injured individual to get back to a pain-free life in four to six weeks on average. For this reason, the use of PRP could help a patient avoid joint replacement surgery depending on the severity of the injury. PRP was made popular by professional athletes and weekend warriors through its treatment of season-ending symptoms including swelling, stiffness, inflammation, tenderness and pain.