PRP Hip arthrosis
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an injection of your own platelets and growth factors, similar to the stem cell treatment extracted from your blood. Blood collection and injection take place during the same doctor’s visit, an outpatient clinical procedure.
PRP has proven promising in stimulating the repair of body tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage. PRP mimics the body’s response to injury by stimulating platelet activation. Platelet activation plays a dynamic role in soft tissue healing. Studies show that PRP is superior to other injections in the treatment of osteoarthritis and the cure of chronic tendinitis.
In the case of arthrosis, PRP can intensify the body’s normal healing reaction to chronic diseases in an acute way. This can lead to the development of new collagen, an advantage that other injections cannot offer.
In tendinitis, the growth factors in PRP can signal to the body to trigger a healing response in locally injected tissues. Healing is the first step in injured tissues to restore their strength and function. It has been extensively used by professional athletes seeking a quick return to the game. The success stories of top athletes include: Kobe Bryant (NBA), Tiger Woods (PGA Tour), Alex Rodriquez (MLB), Hines Ward (NFL) and Rafael Nadal (ATP).