For patients suffering from injured tendons, ligaments and joints, platelet rich plasma injections could be a viable option for you. It can play a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. During this procedure, a portion of the patient’s blood is removed, prepared and centrifuged. This process activates the platelets, which are then injected into the patient’s problematic tissue area.
Injecting the platelet rich plasma into problem areas releases growth factors that can repair broken cells, improve function, and decrease pain. Platelet rich plasma is most commonly injected into problem areas such as the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.