Injection of Plasma rich in platelets is another Orthobiologics Medicine technique but with this technique you actually inject plasma obtained from you own peripheral blood . The characteristic of this plasma rich in platelets is that the platelets contain natural stimulating and nutritive factor that basically stimulate growth in the tissues we inject it into. This modality is used in tendon and ligament tears where there is no retraction of the ends of the torn tendon or ligament. It also used commonly for muscle tears and in painful joints.
Examples of some recipients of this plasma therapy are sports figures such as Kobe Bryant, Bartolo Colon and Tiger Woods just to name a few. The response to this treatment varies. Most patients require two of these treatments and some patients require more. For more severe problems, additional injections of plasma rich in platelets may be necessary. Some people experience immediate improvement, but most of the time it takes approximately six weeks to respond to these treatments.
Emcyte Corporation and more recently Xcel Medica have come out with a top of the line system to use for this procedure.