Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses components of the body’s own blood cells to stimulate the natural healing process in certain orthopaedic conditions.
The body’s first response to any soft-tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors, platelets jump-start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process accelerates the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing, and it can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery.
PRP therapy is showing promising results with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, and spine as well as tennis elbow and tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), including patellar tendonitis. At North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, our providers also utilize PRP therapy to augment healing in patients having Tommy John surgery for ligament reconstruction in the elbow.
To schedule your PRP therapy or if you have any questions regarding PRP therapy, please call (318) 362-4411 or request an appointment online.