The way your own body works is truly amazing. Here at 18TH&MAIN, we offer a way to capitalize on your own body’s healing process to help deliver maximum recovery to your ligaments, cartilage and tendons. 

Our Medical Director, Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO hand-selected Tropocells PRP in order to deliver the purest form of plasma available. Tropocells allow for the cleanest separation of your blood when drawn, meaning that the neutrophils responsible for inhibiting healing and growth processes are filtered out. This leaves behind monocytes which encourage the release of growth factors and anabolic cytokines which promote tissue regeneration and healing.

What is PRP? 

We extract your natural Platelet-Rich Plasma and inject it into an area of your body where you are experiencing pain from an injury or chronic condition. This works toward truly fixing the problem, area and any injuries associated with it, not just putting a temporary bandage on it.

How the PRP Process Works

  1. Conduct the blood draw
  2. Spin the blood 
  3. Extract the plasma from the blood 
  4. Inject plasma into area of concern

Who is a Good Candidate for PRP?

Due to the fact that there is no risk of rejection and minimal side effects associated with PRP, we recommend this to those who are not finding success with more traditional options of recovery, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, or steroid injections. PRP is also a viable option for delaying or even preventing surgical interventions like joint replacements and procedures.