Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine recently developed when doctors learned that the body can heal itself. PRP injections are generally used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries.
PRP uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s platelets to accelerate the healing. The process starts with a blood draw, then the blood is centrifugated to concentrate the platelets and grow factors into a small amount of fluid. There activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue.
Dr. Ahn will help you decide if PRP is right for you. Be aware that insurances typically do not cover the costs of the injection.