Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Blood is drawn from an IV and is centrifuged to isolate out the platelets of the blood. This produces a higher than normal concentration of platelets in the injection. The various factors within the concentration has been shown to decrease inflammation, enhance cell growth, and can potentially regenerate tissue via multiple mechanisms. Different problems have been treated with PRP some of which include lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), patella tendinitis (jumper’s knee), and knee osteoarthritis.