Orthobiologic therapy is an emerging and cutting edge treatment philosophy designed to utilize the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP also known as autologous blood concentrate (APC) therapy is a promising new therapeutic treatment modality now available to promote and accelerate healing of the tissue it is injected into without subjecting the patient to significant risk.
When activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors that can stimulate promote, and accelerate the regeneration of tissue. By concentrating these platelets and then delivering them into damaged or injured muscle, tendon or ligament tissue, we are able to deliver a high concentration of these growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue healing and recovery.The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tissue causing mild inflammatory response that triggers the healing cascade. PRP can provide significant improvement in symptoms and may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication use and surgical treatment.PRP treatment works best for muscle, ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment, including: rotator cuff injuries, elbow instability, tennis & golfer’s elbow, hamstring and hip strains, knee sprains and instability, patellar tendinosis, ankle sprains, achilles tendinosis and plantar fasciitis.