When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area.
The use of PRP treatment has increased in recent years to treat various condition in many fields including orthopedics and sports medicine. There have been many articles that show the positive effect of PRP in treating various conditions.
Though PRP treatment has been used safely and successfully on many patients, PRP treatment is NOT yet FDA approved and is not covered by most insurance plans.
PRP treatment doesn’t have significant side effect as it uses your own blood.