PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from the patient’s blood which have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries. By injecting PRP into the area of the injury, the desired outcome is to stimulate and optimize your body’s ability to heal the conditions. These injuries included chronic tendon and acute ligament and muscle injuries.
Amniotic Particulate and fluid therapy is being used as a non-surgical alternative for those who suffer from pain because of osteoarthritis, ligament, tendon or fascia injuries. Traditional surgeries can be painful and require a long rehabilitation period. Amniotic membrane and fluid therapy require a simple injection of concentrated cells in the injured area, which help the body to heal itself. This therapy may be appropriate for treating:
- Mild to moderate osteoarthritis
- Tendon inflammation
- Partial tendon tears
- Muscle strain/sprain
Amniotic membrane grafts are also used in open-surgery to enhance and promote healing by being directly applied to the injured tendon.