Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate injections are becoming increasingly popular in the world of Orthopedics as a safe and effective alternative to surgery.
Recently, the use of Fibrin as an addition to these regenerative injections has gained attention as way to increase response to the healing properties of these treatments.
Fibrin is the body’s first response to injury and pain. It is an insoluble protein shaped like long threads which interlace to form a thin mesh around an injured area. This mesh then serves as a scaffold for platelets to attach and adhere. When used in regenerative injections, fibrin is isolated and purified from the patient’s own platelet poor plasma (PPP), which used to be discarded before researchers realized the healing power of fibrin! Given in combination with platelet rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate injections, the addition of fibrin offers a more robust response of healing and tissue regeneration.
At the Orthohealing Center, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of medicine by providing our patients with the newest non-surgical options to treat a wide array of joint, tendon, and ligament injuries.