Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a form of cellular therapy where platelets from our own blood are used for healing.

Our own blood is rich in cells that have excellent healing properties. Platelets are one kind of cells present in blood that are intimately involved in rejuvenation and regeneration.

When we remove the red blood cells from blood, we get a clear liquid called plasma. Plasma contains platelets which can be concentrated to obtain platelet rich plasma. The concentration of platelet in PRP is typically 4-5 times the baseline.

PRP has been used successfully for a number of conditions ranging from tendonitis to hair loss. PRP has significant use in treatment of orthopedic conditions such as early osteoarthritis, chondromalacia of the patella, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

PRP contains several growth factors that aid healing. For example, they can promote angiogenesis (formation of blood vessels) and growth of chondrocytes (cells that form cartilage).