19 Mar PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) And Why It’s Useful For Repairing Tendons
PRP is widely used by many athletes worldwide to repair tendons that have been torn or injured.
Especially effective for patients that have partial tears and who have just gone through surgery, PTP involves injecting platelet rich blood into the injured area. Your blood is taken and passed through a process that concentrates the platelets and healing properties.
In order to get the platelet rich plasma, blood is taken from you and places in a centrifuge device. This spins your blood twice. The first centrifugation is designed to separate the red blood cells, and the second is meant to separate the “Pellets” from the poor plasma in your blood. The poor plasma is then siphoned off leaving the platelet rich plasma which will be injected into your injured area.
This process is relatively painless and has many benefits.
- Speeds up the healing process of tendons and ligaments
- Completely natural
- It’s very safe as it’s your own blood
Letting your body rest after receiving surgery is very important. Using hot and cold therapy is also a great natural way to speed up your recovery time. At Twin Cities Foot and Ankle they perform PTP as well as many other procedures to aide in recovery of your joints and ligaments.
Dr. Judith Sperling is renowned in MN for her amazing treatments in all things foot and ankle. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Sperling is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Practice and Community Health.
If you have foot and ankle pain, circulatory disorders, sprains or anything else foot related, Twin Cities and Dr. Judith Sperling are the best option for you.