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Blood is made up of three main components: blood cells, plasma, and platelets. In addition to causing blood to clot, platelets have the unique ability to spur cellular growth and development. This growth factor is especially helpful because it allows doctors to speed up cellular growth in targeted areas. Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, has been used to increase the speed of healing for decades. Orthopaedic surgeons have applied the healing benefits of PRP to the repair and regeneration of connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. This use can be applied to a variety of orthopaedic procedures and techniques, most notably in the field of sports medicine.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) UsesPlatelet rich plasma (PRP) is used in the treatment of a number of orthopaedic ailments, as it helps provide blood and platelets to the fibrous cells that make up tendons and ligament. When damaged, tendon and ligament cannot regenerate properly on their own because they lack a blood supply. By directly injecting PRP into the affected area, orthopaedic surgeons are able to spur healthy growth for damaged tendon and ligament.
Achilles Tendon tears, rotator cuff tendonitis, and tennis elbow are all sports medicine related conditions that can be treated with PRP injections.