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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is used to treat damaged or degenerate “inflamed” tissues, such as tendons.
Platelet Rich Plasma” or PRP therapy is used to treat damaged or degenerate “inflamed” tissues, for instance tendons, to treat conditions such as: tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonosis, biceps tendon injury, Achilles tendonitis, atellar tendonitis, plantar fasciitis amongst many.
It is also used for early “wear and tear” osteoarthosis (articular cartilage degeneration) or joint injury; sometimes in conjunction with arthroscopic (“key hole”) surgery.
The platelets, concentrated in PRP, contain large amounts of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins enhance connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, including creation of new collagen, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.
To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient, this is processed, including spinning in a centrifuge. The entire process takes 15-30 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500%.