Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a revolutionary and conservative approach to treating many orthopedic conditions. PRP promotes the healing of tissue that has been injured or worn down over years of use. This technique has made it possible to avoid surgery, avoid missing work, and return to normal activity sooner because post-injection protocols encourage mobility. Many professional athletes have used PRP including Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Hines Ward, Fred Couples, and Troy Polamalu.
what is PRP?
PRP is a concentration of your own blood platelets. Blood is composed of plasma (55%) and formed elements (45%). Formed elements consist of white and red blood cells as well as platelets (blood is about 1% platelets overall). At Motus, we draw your blood and centrifuge this in an FDA approved device to separate the platelets from plasma to a concentration of about 95%. Platelets play a critical role in the healing of cartilage, tendon, ligament, and bone by activating stem cells to regenerate new and healthy tissue. Platelet rich plasma accelerates the body’s healing process.
how does it work?
Blood is drawn from the patient from a peripheral site, such as the arm.
Your blood is centrifuged which separates the components.
The PRP is extracted from the remainder of the blood.
The PRP is then injected into the affected tissue under ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate placement.
key benefits of prp
Motus uses the patient’s own stem cells and follows all ethical guidelines. By using the patient’s own stem cells, there is no risk of rejection and no ethical dilemmas associated with embryonic stem cells.
Bleeding and infection occur less than .0001%. Post-procedure complications are extremely rare. No incision. Safe for all age groups, genders, and levels of activity. Safe in patients with interfering medical conditions. A great alternative for non-surgical candidates. A conservative approach.
A Motus biologics procedure in comparison to traditional surgeries does not include the hidden costs of facility fees like anesthesia. By comparison, a Motus Biologics procedure doesn’t require these additional fees.
improvement of pain & function
Excellent evidence (see tendon section), rapid/accelerated healing…natural in the sense that we are using PRP to stimulate the body’s propensity to heal itself. Better outcomes. Sooner return to activity when compared to downtime of surgery. Movement is encouraged after the procedure.
Eliminating the risks or costs associated with anesthesia. Procedures are conveniently performed in a comfortable office setting. PRP procedures take less time in this setting.