Platelet-rich Plasma Treatment
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that’s thought to promote healing when injected.
Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, researchers think the body’s tissues may heal faster.
The treatment hasn’t been definitively proven. It also hasn’t been approved as a treatment by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, famous athletes have been known to use these injections to help heal injuries.
About Dr. Nasser Heyrani
It is no coincidence that Dr. Heyrani’s love of football translated into a career where he is able to care for patients with sports-related injuries — on and off the field.
Dr. Heyrani is the founder and president of Oak Tree Orthopedics, a private practice Orthopedic Surgery Group based in Southern California.
He is Harvard-fellowship trained in foot & ankle surgery with a specific interest and focus on sports-related injuries. Dr. Heyrani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, which is the most widely recognised standard of achievement for orthopaedic surgery.