Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment that involves using a patient's own blood to promote healing and regeneration of damaged tissues. PRP is created by extracting a small amount of blood from the patient and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The platelets are then concentrated and injected into the injured area.
In the case of rotator cuff injuries, PRP injections are used to stimulate the healing of the damaged tendons and tissues in the shoulder. The platelets contain growth factors and other proteins that help to promote tissue regeneration and repair. When injected into the injured area, these growth factors can help to accelerate the healing process by stimulating the body's natural repair mechanisms.
PRP injections are typically performed as an outpatient procedure and can be done in a doctor's office or clinic. The procedure involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic and then injecting the PRP solution into the injured tissue. Most patients require several injections over the course of several weeks to achieve the desired results.
Overall, PRP is a safe and effective treatment option for rotator cuff injuries. It can help to reduce pain and inflammation, promote tissue regeneration, and speed up the healing process, allowing patients to return to their normal activities more