Autologous blood therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP)New therapies with growth factors from your own blood can speed up the healing process in injuries and chronic inflammation.
There are new, innovative therapeutic procedures for acute muscle injury or chronic tendonitis. The healing process in injured tissue is a complex process regulated by various proteins and growth factors, many of which are produced by platelets known as thrombocytes. These new therapies involve extracting and concentrating these platelets from your own blood.
Platelets secrete various growth factors at the site of injury after injection, and stimulate the healing process while speeding up your therapy. One to three injections are required.
This treatment method is permitted according to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines.
Unfortunately, this procedure is not yet covered by the national healthcare system despite its proven efficacy.