Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative procedure that uses components found in the body’s own blood to augment the natural healing process in certain conditions.
The body’s response to soft tissue (ligaments and tendons) injuries is to send platelet cells to the site of injury. Platelets are filled with healing and growth factors and are able to jump-start the repair process and attract stem cells to aid in healing. PRP injections accelerate the body’s efforts by delivering a high concentration of platelets to the damaged areas. They relieve pain and provide faster healing, and they can also eliminate the need for surgery.
PRP injections show promising results for osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, and spine as well as rotator cuff tears, ACL injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), and ligament sprains.
For more information or to schedule your PRP therapy, please call (812) 376-9353 or click on the Appointment Request button.