Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a relatively new form of regenerative therapy injections. A sample of the patient’s blood is collected, and then centrifuged to concentrate the platelets, and growth factors which directly encourage cell repair and tissue regeneration. The solution is then injected at the site of injury in the same manner as dextrose solutions. Blood draw and injections are done in the same visit, typically with 1 hour.
PRP has similar applications to standard prolotherapy, but may be preferred specifically for tendon tears and some forms of arthritis. It is also used in dentistry and some surgical procedures to encourage quicker healing.