Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is among one of the newest treatment in regenerative medicine. The aim is to use the body’s own natural growth factors/ healing power to repair tissues, thus enhancing the recovery of musculoskeletal tissues such as muscles, tendon, ligament, etc.
Blood is made up of plasma, platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells. Plasma is made up of water, electrolytes, proteins and other antibodies. It is the largest component of blood and is the medium at which blood cells and platelets travel the circulatory system through. Platelets, on the other hand, carry out roles in clotting and healing of wounds.
Essentially, we are utilizing and enriching the reparative properties of the platelets, and activating them to repair our damaged tissues.
Blood will be drawn and placed in a centrifugal system where the platelets will be separated from the rest of the blood, and it will be concentrated and activated in an absolutely sterile system – hence the name platelet rich plasma (PRP), and it will be injected into target areas.