Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly used therapeutically in canine orthopedics and sports medicine and is still being studied to evaluate it's efficacy under various circumstances. The PRP process requires taking a small sample of blood from the patient and centrifuging it to separate the plasma from the RBC. The plasma is then re-administered via injection at the point of care or surgery site; using the patient's own plasma and growth factors to reduce inflammation and facilitate healing in a cost-effective manner.
Dr. Allen has been using PRP to treat some patients post-operatively since 2013 with some very promising outcomes. If you would like to learn more about PRP treatment, talk to your primary veterinarian or visit www.Arthrex.com.