Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
In the last four of five years there has been an explosion of interest in PRP, isolated from the patients own blood. Some have nick named PRP as the vampire procedure. PRP has been used extensively in dentistry and plastic surgery as an adjunct to healing tissues. PRP is rich in growth factors that will stimulate a patients own resident stem cells to go to work and repair tissues.
For regenerative orthopedic purposes it usually takes about three PRP sessions over two or three months to completely heal a problem.
People should be aware that not all PRP is equally effective. At our clinic, our stem cell scientist uses special techniques to boost the PRP potency and insure that we get a maximal healing boost.