Platelet-rich Plasma Treatments
Platelet-rich plasma is an increasingly popular method of treating painful tendon conditions and, in some cases, joint conditions. Platelet-rich plasma works, not as a drug, but as a stimulant to your body’s natural healing process. It involves using a small amount of your own venous blood and using a centrifuge to separate out a platelet concentrate called platelet-rich plasma. The platelet right plasma or PRP is then injected into the injured region. Platelets stimulate your body’s natural healing process, and in effect, jumpstart a slow healing or nonhealing injury.