PRP Theraphy Common Applications
In the scientific literature are reports of soft tissue injuries treated with PRP including tendinopathy, tendinosis, acute and chronic muscle strain, muscle fibrosis,
ligamentous sprains and joint capsular laxity. PRP has also been utilized to treat intra-articular injuries, examples include arthritis, arthrofibrosis, articular cartilage defects,
meniscal injury, and chronic synovitis or joint inflammation.
Depending on the severity and duration of the injury or disorder, most patients require between
one and four treatments. Each set of treatments is spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.
Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms as well as a remarkable return of function.
This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery.
Patients are restricted from the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) at least
one week prior to the procedure and throughout the course of treatments.
Initially the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort which is natural mechanism
during PRP procedure. Most patients only require some extra-strength Tylenol to help with the pain.
Ice and heat may be applied to the area as needed.
PRP therapy helps regenerate tendons and ligaments but it is not a quick fix.
This therapy is stimulating the growth of new tissue requiring time,
usually 4-6 weeks. And some rehabilitation may be necessary.