Norman Regional Health System

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness the body’s ability to heal itself and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. PRP injections are prepared by taking blood and then spinning it down a special centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. These platelets are then injected directly into the injured or diseased body tissue. Some key advantages of PRP injections are that they can be used to treat both acute and chronic injuries, they can allow athletes to return to sport sooner than without treatment and potentially avoid surgery, they can relieve pain and improve function in people with arthritis, and they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or pain medication.