The Detailed procedure of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

  May 9th 2015    Blog

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the process of healing wounds from the PRP found in one’s own body. In other words, the platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. In it a person’s own blood is utilized, having a platelet concentration above baseline. This is done to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and various musculoskeletal problems.


Now, various medical communities widely use this therapy as an alternative to surgery. Theoretically in it a person’s own blood is utilized and the platelets are separated. When the blood components are perfectly separated then the patient’s own plasma with high concentration of platelets is injected into the injured area. It is now believed that with Platelet rich Plasma Therapy conditions such as arthritis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, knee problems and damaged tendons are healed.

All in all, the injections that are injected containing one’s own platelets highly encourage the natural healing process. And when high concentrations of one’s own platelets are placed in a specific area then extraordinary results are observed.

Most important advantageof this therapy is that, it doesn’t’ involve any rejection to and from a body because the platelets are from the patient’s own body. The areas in the body where there is little blood flow or at least not enough to carry the concentrated platelets are usually injected. So far, only minor irritations are reported which become negligible when the treatment is carried out.

Injuries usually treated with PRP Therapy include:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstring
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Tennis elbow

The Low risk and short time treatment involved in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy includes;

Low Risk:PRP Therapy means no involvement of any kind of operation/surgery which contributes towards little or no risk at all in the treatment. When a patient’s own cells are used in the healing process then there are no chances of the antibodies reacting with the immune system. The procedure involves the use of blood containing large amount of platelet cells which are full of healing factors and they speed up the repair rate.

Short Treatment Time:As compared to other treatments and surgeries, PRP therapy involves a short time treatment of average an hour or two for the whole process. It is performed in an extremely low risk environment. For instance, the patient can visit the medical doctor during lunch time and go back to work as soon after the treatment is finished. The process is free of lengthy visits to the specialist or even the need of anesthesia.

PRP Therapy is meant for everyone out there. Albeit, it’s mainly a treatment for musculoskeletal problems, it can also be used for curing all sorts of problems including skin issues, aging, acne problems, wrinkles etc. and produce reasonable results.

With the aforementioned detail and benefits of PRP Therapy, it can be clearly said that; it is a process worth trying before going for a surgery. The ChicagoStem cell therapy center, being a leading comprehensive health center, uses pure and concentrated form of Platelet Rich Plasma obtained from one’s own body and succeeds with healed injuries.