Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma is also known as PRP.  Your own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes.  The blood in separated into its basic elements, including the platelet rich portion of the blood.  The platelets have healing factors and a small portion of stem cells.  This is then injected into an area of injury.  It is an easy process that can help the body heal itself.  It is used for tendonitis and as adjuvants to surgery.  It can be in the office and is sometimes covered by insurance.

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