Regenerative medicine has the potential to heal or replace tissues and organs damaged by age, disease, or trauma, as well as to normalize congenital defects. Regenerative medicine is a modern non-operative treatment solution utilizes the body’s natural healing process to rebuild damaged tissue and heal injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma is a procedure that utilizes that body’s own healing potential to help alleviate pain, and repair damaged tissues. During a PRP procedure, blood is drawn and then separated to get the components of the blood responsible for helping the body heal. This is then injected into the damaged tissue.
PRP has been demonstrated to improve function and decrease pain in a number of conditions including hip and knee arthritis, tennis elbow, muscle strains, shoulder injuries and many more.
The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and often involves the use of ultrasound in order to guide the injection.