Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections offer significant benefits in the field of regenerative medicine and musculoskeletal care. PRP harnesses your body’s own healing properties, using concentrated platelets to promote tissue repair and regeneration. This natural approach can lead to faster and more efficient healing, reducing recovery times.
PRP injections have also been shown to be effective in treating a range of conditions, including tendon injuries, ligament sprains, and arthritis. They can alleviate pain and improve function.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are a relatively safe and low-risk procedure. However, some people may experience certain side effects and/or complications from this treatment, including infection, pain and discomfort, and bruising.
A platelet-rich plasma injection is a relatively straightforward procedure.
First, a small sample of your blood will be drawn, usually from your arm. This blood sample is then processed using a centrifuge, which separates and concentrates the platelets and plasma. The concentrated PRP solution is then prepared for injection.
The area to be treated will be cleaned and sterilized. Using a small needle, your care team will carefully inject the PRP directly into the targeted area of injury or damaged tissue. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the injection, but local anesthesia is used to minimize this.