Platelet Enhanced Therapy with PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a treatment available at BVEC for conditions such as soft tissue injuries, for example lesions in tendons.
PRP is also known as platelet enhanced therapy .This involves blood being collected and then processed to concentrate the platelets. These are then injected into the site of the lesion. The activation of the platelets occurs at time of injection.
Activation will release growth factors that are anabolic or promote the production of tissue. This can be fibrous tissue, the type of fibrous tissue is important as there are several different collagen types that make up the fibrous tissue.