You may have heard of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy being used for pro athletes like Tiger Woods. PRP therapy helped him recover from ACL surgery that would have taken a long time to heal otherwise.
PRP therapy is part of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural ability to heal. PRP can help heal and even regenerate damaged or degenerating tissues, providing a great alternative to surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelets are blood cells that contain proteins, growth factors, and other components that stimulate healing. Platelets also attract stem cells to the affected site, stimulating healing and new tissue growth.
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is your body’s own blood plasma and concentrated platelets. Platelets in PRP are 5-10 times that found normally in blood.
Conditions treated by PRP
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can potentially treat a wide range of sports and other injuries that cause joint, tendon and ligament pain. These include –
- Joint pain
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Ligament and muscle injuries
- Partial tendon tears
PRP treatments have proven highly effective and successful. They help to relieve pain and avoid disability, down time and risks associated with major surgery. Recovery from PRP therapy is fast, accompanied only by some soreness in the treated area, that passes away quickly.
To learn more about PRP Therapy for treating sports and other injuries and conditions, call OSPI Arizona in Gilbert, AZ at 480-899-4333. OSPI’s Board Certified orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience and expertise in regenerative and sports medicine, general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.