Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
The Healing Power of Your Own Blood
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a regenerative treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to repair tissue that has been damaged due to age, injuries or everyday wear-and-tear. The platelet-rich plasma in the blood is rich in proteins, called growth factors, which promote cell renewal. Many athletes credit the restorative healing properties of PRP therapy for getting them back into competition faster after an injury or surgery.
PRP Yields Results for Many Conditions
The growth factors stimulate the production of new tissue with the increase of healthy blood flow into the affected tendon, joint or ligament. Conditions that are helped by PRP therapy include knee injuries; knee meniscus tears; shoulder injuries; rotator cuff tears; arthritis of the shoulder, hip and knee; chronic plantar fasciitis; tendon, muscle and ligament injuries; and most musculoskeletal injuries.
How PRP Therapy Works
First, a patient’s blood is drawn in the usual manner. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. Next, the platelet-rich plasma is injected by either Dr. Bradley Bodner or Dr. M. Mirza, into the damaged area. Patients can begin to see results within a few weeks and continue to see improvement in the months ahead, with PRP providing long-term and often permanent healing.
The Human Body Has Great Restorative Capability
The human body has an innate ability to heal itself. The advantage of PRP therapy is that it utilizes your own platelets to accelerate your body’s natural healing process to actually regenerate tissue. PRP is a safe, non-surgical treatment.