Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP is a cutting-edge procedure in Regenerative Medicine that utilizes the body’s own natural molecular biology to heal injured soft tissue.
The process is surprisingly simple. Blood is drawn from the patient and processed in our facility, to separate the healing power of platelets from blood plasma. The doctor then takes the concentrated healing components of the patient’s own blood and reintroduces it or “grafts” it onto a specific injured site to regenerate tissue and speed the healing process. The grafting is done with precise accuracy under ultrasound-guided imaging and the entire process takes under one hour.
The research shows we can deliver 500% more growth factor and bioactive proteins to the injured area with a PRP application than would occur naturally, thus reducing healing time and returning patients back to their active lifestyles much faster than traditional non-surgical orthopedic treatments.
Most patients require 1-3 PRP injections at 2-4 week intervals and are encouraged to participate in post-procedural rehabilitation.
Dr. Mejia explains what PRP is and how it works.