What is PRP (Platelet Enriched Plasma)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
How PRP Injections Work
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.
Learn More by Speaking with Dr. Schina
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Schina, Jr., call us at 215.375.7107 or submit an online contact form. Dr. Schina can answer your questions and help you determine whether PRP injections are right for you.