In recent times, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has become popular as a means of treating patients for a number of common medical problems, including but not limited to arthritis, tendinitis, and other injuries of both bone and soft tissue. Although some of its momentum comes from the emulation of celebrated figures such as Tiger Woods, most of it lies in the fact that we have scientific reason to believe in its effectiveness.
To sum up the process, the production of PRP means putting the patient’s blood in a centrifuge until it boasts a higher than normal concentration of plasma and other beneficial elements. Once it has been centrifuged, the resulting plasma is injected into the injured tissue, where the beneficial elements are thought to speed up the patient’s natural healing processes. In short, PRP is thought to be a panacea for injuries that come from overuse, which explains much of its appeal for athletes in all kinds of sports.
Although current research about the effectiveness of PRP is encouraging, it is still in the earlier stages, meaning that more time is needed to establish the full extent of its usefulness. However, patients in need of either cosmetic rejuvenation or some extra assistance for their natural healing processes can secure the needed services from the Institute of Regenerative Medicine’s skilled and experienced staff.