PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections

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Harvest Technologies is the leader in developing point-of-care cellular platforms to isolate and concentrate autologous growth factors, stem cells, and accessory cells that may help optimize conditions for healing. By using the SmartPReP 2 Platelet Concentrate System, we can make use of autologous growth factors practical in the clinic setting.

The SmartPReP 2 System has been used in over 1 Million procedures to date and counting. Today, the SmartPReP platform is the gold standard in PRP technology.

Stem Cells home to the Repair Site. Clinically effective Autologous Platelet Concentrate contains both stem cells and their homing agent. Migration of stem cells throughout the body requires active navigation.

While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 1-3, some as many as 6 sets of injections. Each set of treatments is spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have, the risks and side effects do not change with the number of injections.

PRP and Prolotherapy helps but it is not a quick fix. These therapies help stimulate the growth and repair of tendons and ligaments, but require time and rehabilitation.

Through regular visits at or Delaware or Pennsylvania offices, and physical therapy we can determine when the patients are able to resume regular physical activities.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.

How does PRP Therapy work?

To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and automatically produces the PRP. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500%. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tendon or ligament, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

What can be treated?

PRP injections can be performed in tendons and ligaments all over the body. Sports injuries, arthritic joints, lower back, degenerative disc disease and more specific injuries including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ACL tears, shin splints, rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome may all be effectively treated with PRP and much more in our Delaware or Pennsylvania offices.