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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelets are a cellular component of the blood that contain and release proteins, cytokines and other bioactive factors (growth factors, clotting factors, etc.) that initiate and regulate wound healing. Blood platelets help our blood clot because they contain particular enzymes and growth factors. Plasma is the liquid part of our blood. By concentrating plasma with more platelets than usual, our body gets a boost to heal more effectively. A PRP injection to the tendon or another injured area sends a burst of natural healing properties to the site. Growth factors in PRP stimulate and increase reparative cells to promote healing.

What can PRP Treat?

PRP treatments can treat injuries such as:

What can I expect during my PRP treatment?

During the in-office procedure, your blood is drawn into a tube and taken to our in-office centrifuge, which spins the blood to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Next, the PRP is transferred to a syringe. Dr. Zayas-Bazan will numb the inflamed or injured area with local anesthesia, then inject the PRP into it. He will explain your treatment protocol following your injection, including the best way to manage any pain.

If you are interested in learning more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection treatments, give us a call at 305-564-3810, or click "Request Appointment" and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment with Dr. Leonardo Zayas-Bazan.

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