Platelet-rich plasma is an autologous, biological, blood-derived product, which one can exogenously apply to a variety of tissues. The PRP releases high concentrations of platelet-derived growth factors that enhance wound, bone, and tendon healing. Growth factors release when the platelets become activated, subsequently initiating the body's natural healing response. Platelet-rich therapy is safe and the technique does not impair the biomechanical function of the foot.
The doctors at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists utilize PRP injections as a second-line treatment of more chronic and thickened fascial, ligamentous, and tendon conditions.
Call to make an appointment at (512) 328-8900 if you believe that you may benefit from this advanced treatment protocol.