Sunny days (sometimes!), short nights, sandals…. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly time for Wimbledon! If you’re a tennis afficianado, the start of the lawn tennis season is probably a cause for excitement. You might even find yourself inspired to take up your racket and get out onto the court yourself.
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.