February 24, 2022

What is PRP?

PRP is produced from an individual’s blood. Once a patient’s blood sample is taken, the blood is separated. Platelet-rich tissue is collected and treated before being administered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. 

PRP is given to patients by injection. After the injection, a patient should avoid exercise for a short time before starting a rehabilitation exercise program. 

Is PRP treatment effective? 

Several key scientific studies suggest that PRP therapy may improve soft tissue and bone healing. 

These favorable findings have led to the widespread use of PRP therapy for a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic tendon problems, as well as ligament and muscle injuries. 

Promising results have been observed in chronic tendon conditions, such as epicondylitis (tennis elbow). 

Because PRP is generated from the patient’s own blood, it is considered a low-risk treatment with the potential to improve or accelerate healing.