Often associated with Platelet-rich plasma therapy (or PRP therapy), orthobiologics uses the human body’s natural platelets and involves the injection of the patient’s own concentrated source of platelets. PRP therapy does not involve surgery and is minimally invasive.
World-famous athletes have used PRP therapy for many years and the treatment is now affordable and available for everyone.
How Does PRP Work?
The procedure begins by obtaining a small sample of the patient’s blood which is then placed in a high-spinning centrifuge machine. The spinning separates the blood into different components consisting of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A concentrated source of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the patient.
Additional injections (a series of 3 injections) may be needed in order to maximize results. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes per injection and most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities shortly after receiving the injection.