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In attempts to help heal wounded tissue such as torn tendons, muscles, and ligaments, many have turned to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The PRP procedure offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk.

The theory behind PRP is using the body’s own ability to heal itself to treat certain injuries. The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In the last 20 years we have learned that when platelets are activated in the body, they release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however the combination of many of them accelerates tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.

In the past few years, the use of autologous blood treatments to facilitate healing and regeneration has increased because of the increased knowledge of the specific growth factors that platelets release. For two decades, the use of autologous platelet rich plasma has been used safely and effectively throughout many medical fields including orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, and would healing, cosmetic, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery.