Platelet rich plasma, also called as "PRP", is a procure where a patient’s blood is drawn and then spun and separated using a centrifuge. The blood is then separated into several distinct layers including red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelet rich plasma. The separation of the PRP produces a concentration of platelets above the normal levels that would be found in the blood. Platelets are the cells that cause the clotting of our blood, but they also possess tremendous potential in enhancing the rapid healing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in patients who may have aggravated injuries sustained during physical activity.
There are many Studies that suggest that the growth factors which are released by platelets, may help improve and speed up the repairing of tissue, and accelerate the healing process by adding a higher concentration of growth factors and cytokines by creating a PRP sample. When a patient comes in with an injury, the PRP process takes around an hour and uses their own blood to create the PRP sample and then inject the sample into desired area that needs to be healed. The results have been incredible as most patients need only one session to see dramatic improvement.