Platelet Rich Plasma

Sports Medicine

by Jochen Fischer, Mohammad Waseem

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich-Plasma is a fairly new and innovative treatment. PRP is a concentrated preparation of platelets and their associated growth factors that is prepared from a small blood sample. PRP is thought to promote tissue healing and regeneration by delivering those growth factors in a high concentration to the treated area. Typical indications include soft tissue conditions like tennis and golfers elbow as well as shoulder problems like impingement and rotator cuff tendinopathy. PRP can also be used for the treatment of early arthritis. More information can be found here.