PRP Injections (Platelet Rich Plasma) the patients own restorative cells to aid in the repair of damaged cartilage and reduce pain. PRP Injections can also be an effective alternative to surgical procedures and provide several weeks or months of pain relief.
In this non-surgical procedure a small sample of the patients own blood is taken and then placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge is used to separate the blood plasma from other components. The PRP is then concentrated and injected around the damaged area of the knee. This injection of plasma triggers the bodies healing response and helps jumpstart the healing process.
Also, because only the patients own blood is used, the risk of infection or transmittable illness is eliminated.