PRP INJECTIONS FOR PAIN
Platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP) is an emerging therapeutic procedure in medicine for the treatment of both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. It involves collecting blood from the patient’s arm, separating the platelets via centrifuge and injecting them back into the patient’s injured tissue area.
*Platelets are cells that clot blood and contain over 300 active growth factors to help improve healing by stimulating “normal” issue repair instead of “scar” tissue.
Before and after PRP Injection, the patient will be asked to complete an assessment of their level of pain and limitations to function. This will help the physician assess the effectiveness of PRP. In some persons/injuries, more than one PRP injection is needed to obtain pain resolution and restore function.