PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has shown great potential in treating musculoskeletal disorders.
In case of an injury or damage to tissues, the platelets in your blood release factors that attract stem cells to the site of injury to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue. If an injury fails to heal on its own, concentrated platelets and growth factors can be derived from your blood as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP and injected directly into the affected area, to stimulate natural healing.
PRP therapy has been found especially useful in treating tendon and soft tissue injuries. In addition, since the PRP has been derived from your own blood, there is no risk of any infection or rejection of the cells by your body.
The success rate of PRP therapy is high in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Many patients have benefitted from PRP injections, in terms of pain relief, restored motion and function and an improved quality of life.
If you are considering PRP therapy, ask your orthopedic doctor whether you are a good candidate for PRP therapy. You may be asked to avoid NSAIDs or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for a few weeks before and after the treatment, since they may prevent platelet activation.
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