What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Tendons, which are made up of collagen proteins, are easily injured but hard to heal.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is popularly used in sports medicine for mending injured tendons and joint ligaments without surgery. PRP therapy makes use of the materials in your own body to regenerate tissue.
Platelets are responsible for blood-clotting and in PRP therapy, we extract platelets from your blood and re-introduce them into your body to heal injuries such as those of the elbow, knee cap and Achilles.
When activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. Growth factor proteins stimulate cell regeneration and recruit other cells to help repair specific weak areas. The advantages of PRP therapy is that it allows you to heal faster.
Essentially you are using platelets from your own blood which are already compatible with your body and therefore becomes a much better solution in healing your tendon injuries.