Do you have a stubborn tendon injury? New technology has provided us with another option to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.
There has been a lot of interest in the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP). This is an exciting new technology that allows the surgeon to inject a concentrated group of the body’s own healing factors into torn or injured tissues. The healing factors (platelets, enzymes, proteins) are concentrated from one’s own blood and re-injected to promote the body’s own healing response. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the indications and limitations of this treatment option.