The platelet is the cell in our blood that does the healing. When you cut yourself blood will flow through the wound and the platelets will heal the wound. Most joints, tendons and ligaments do not have very good blood flow and therefore may not heal very well on their own. In most cases where surgery would be indicated PRP therapy can be a long lasting treatment option for quick healing.
In most cases patients will experience no pain in 30 days with 1 or 2 treatments. Patients who suffer with knee pain, shoulder pain or tears of ligaments and muscle may benefit from this therapy. Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant have used these therapies to return to their game quickly with no recovery time.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy may be used for more than just joint and muscle pain. It is also used for hair loss, face lifts and male and female sexual dysfunction.