Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been around for years
and is becoming a more common treatment for arthritis
and various tendon and ligament issues.
During PRP therapy, blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge,
a process that separates the various components of the blood. This isolates the
platelets, a solid component in the blood, from other blood cells.
The platelet-rich solution is then injected in the body that
needs to be treated. PRP therapy is used to treat arthritis, degenerative
conditions and injuries to ligaments, tendons and cartilage.
Benefits of PRP
The healing factors within the blood tend to congregate in
the PRP. This is effective in stimulating the natural healing process of
A more effective and complete treatment, PRP therapy allows
for the regeneration of natural tissue and a potential decreased likelihood of repeat injuries. It can be an effective solution for those who have tried traditional
treatments with minimal success.
PRP can help patients avoid surgery, beneficial for those
who want to postpone surgery or for athletes who want to avoid a potentially
PRP Therapy at Wake
Forest Baptist Health
Here at Wake Forest Baptist, we treat patients at our sports
Patients with arthritis or injuries undergo a full
evaluation, and the medical care team will explore all options to determine
which is the best route for each individual patient.
and sports medicine
experts work together from diagnosis through treatment, including follow-up
appointments and post-treatment rehabilitation.
Note that PRP therapy may not be covered by your insurance.
336-716-WAKE to learn more about PRP therapy