Whether it was a New Year promise to yourself or you are a regular exerciser, gyms are full with people in the early months of the new year, keen to work off the rest of the festive excesses and get in shape for the year ahead.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used to accelerate healing following a tendon injury. They belong to an emerging field of healthcare called Orthobiologics, which combines the body’s natural ability to heal with new technologies. The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues stimulates your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.
Blood is made up of red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets. As well as helping your blood to clot, platelets release growth factors, which can be used to encourage healing in soft tissue (tendon and ligament) injuries.