What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, has a concentration of platelets that can be five to ten times greater than what is typically found in blood. PRP is human blood that is spun down and separated to produce platelets above normal values. Platelets are the clotting cells of blood but they have high potential in enhancing healing muscles, tendons, and ligaments. PRP presents patients with a long-lasting, permanent solution through the body’s natural healing process.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is used to promote healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles, or joints. Muscles and joints take high impact through your lifetime. For example, between 15 and 20% of men are afflicted with knee pain. PRP treatment is a safe alternative to invasive treatments and has low recovery time. During the treatment process, a blood sample is collected from the patient’s arm and placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other blood components. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the site of the injury, often using an ultrasound for accurate guidance. The platelets act as a natural reservoir to grow and repair injured tissues. When using your own plasma, it helps stimulate and accelerate your body’s natural healing process. PRP therapy supports long-term healing, rather than quick, temporary relief.
What do we offer?
Advanced Regenerative Health offers PRP Therapy for orthopedic applications such as chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament and muscle injuries, knee arthritis and hair restoration.
In a case of fifty men with alopecia, a study showed significant improvement in hair density, quality, and thickness after being treated with PRP injections.
Another study involving medial ulnar collateral ligament tears successfully treated 96% of their patients non-surgically.
A recent study showed positive effects in 76.9% of carpal tunnel syndrome patients treated with PRP injections.