Plasma Highly Concentrated with Platelets Helps Accelerate Healing of Injured Tissues

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma (the liquid component of blood) that is highly concentrated with platelets and growth factors to promote healing and regeneration of injured tissues. PRP is derived from your own body, and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery and are getting great results for patients of all ages. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “weekend warrior,” regenerative therapies, including PRP, are an effective and safe nonsurgical option for treating some forms of acute injury and chronic pain.  SCU Health System utilizes the nation’s most advanced, concentrated, and pure form of platelet rich plasma, to help ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

Where Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Come From?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) comes from your own body.  To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.


Platelet rich plasma is a very simple and safe nonsurgical procedure.  Once the PRP is obtained, it is injected into and around the treatment area, initiating the healing and regeneration process.  The injection procedure is usually completed in less than 15 minutes.


PRP therapy can be very effective at relieving pain and improving joint mobility.  MRI images have confirmed successful tissue repair following treatment.  Initial improvement and reduction in pain may be experienced very quickly, with continued improvement as the healing progresses.  Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks.  Improvement will continue for up to 6 months.  Depending on the severity of the condition, additional rounds of treatment can optimize results.  The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.


Schedule your PRP consultation today by calling 562-943-7125.  Our experts can help you determine if your medical condition is appropriate for treatment with PRP and, if so, will advise you as to the number and frequency of recommended treatments based on his or her professional assessment of your condition.


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