Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as blood injection therapy, is a procedure used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems (involving the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscle, connective tissue, cartilage). Platelet-rich plasma refers to blood plasma that has been specially prepared, and contains as much as nine times more than the normal number of platelets. PRP therapy can be utilized for the treatment of various injuries and degenerative conditions, promoting a healing cascade at the site of injection. While there are many questions out there about this new procedure, being informed will put you in position for making the best medical choices.