As we enter the final countdown to this year’s London Marathon, thousands of runners are training hard and making their last minute preparations to compete in the world’s largest single annual fundraising event.
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.