PRP and Joint Health
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP, also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
Because the blood is derived from the patient, plasma therapy is low risk with a strong body of clinical evidence supporting its efficacy.
At Comprehensive we maximize PRP efficacy for treatment of osteoarthritis, tendonitis, running injuries, trauma or impact injuries, chronic pain, and also improving sexual function and preventing hair loss.