Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a blood injection used to accelerate and mediate the healing of a bone or soft tissue. An increased concentration of rich blood protein that promotes growth and repair can enhance and help heal orthopedic ailments at a cellular level. When one sustains an injury, the body responds by sending blood platelets to the affected area in order to activate healing; inflammation is a result of this. The natural presence and activation of blood platelets is a normal bodily process that occurs during simple injuries such as a small skin prick and during serious injuries such as bone-breaks and tissue lacerations. The use of PRP essentially reapplies the inflammation process all over again so that the negatively affected area can heal more effectively.
We have been performing this since 1999, and its recently become much common in our field of medicine.
We do not perform this procedure in our regular offices, this is process is done in a surgery center.
PRP has been known for the treatment of:
- bone repair from fractures and sprains
- acute and chronic muscle injuries and tears
- joint-cartilage injuries
- nerve injury
- ligament injuries
- tendon injuries
- plastic surgery closures
- chronic pain and wounds
PRP at Healthmark is often seen with, but not limited to:
- diabetic wounds
- diabetic ulcers
- plantar fascitiis
- achilles tendon injuries
- skin and tissue grafts
- various reconstructive surgeries
- ankle fractures
- ligament tears
The use of Platelet-Rich Plasma is simple and safe to do. Although there are many ways to treat your individual injury, PRP is a unique treatment that offers remarkable results.If you think that Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment may be for you, contact the doctors at Healthmark Foot and Ankle. Our physicians will be able to explain to you which options are best for you.