The use of PRP for the treatment of a variety of soft tissue tendon and ligament injuries is rapidly expanding. After taking a sample of the patient’s blood, in minutes a high-speed centrifuge or portable filtration system separates blood plasma rich in platelets from red blood cells.
This PRP, along with its associated growth factors, is then immediately injected into the soft tissue lesions creating what some call a "super-clot” that serves to help create a biologic scaffold upon which the body’s own cells migrate. These cells produce new collagen fibrils along lines of tension in the structure being treated. Sometimes even used in conjunction with stem cell treatment,
PRP is a fast, stall-side treatment that uses the horse’s own cells and molecules to stimulate more rapid and stronger healing in a variety of structures.