PRP or “Platelet Rich Plasma” is blood with concentrations of platelets above baseline levels. Normal blood contains only 6% platelets. However, in PRP, there is a concentration of 94% platelets, which translates to a very powerful growth factor “mixture” with a variety of growth factors and cytokines. Growth factors and cytokines are proteins secreted from the immune system. This stimulates cellular proliferation and tissue regeneration to dramatically accelerate healing.
There is no possibility of infection or other side effects, including rejection, because the platelets come from the patient’s own blood. There’s no matching to be done either. The only precaution necessary is to stop any anti-inflammatory medications while administering PRP.
PRP Therapy is an effective treatment for common orthopedic conditions (i.e. injuries from sports). PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelet cells taken from the blood from a patient’s arm. The platelet rich plasma will be put in a centrifuge and spun at a certain RPM, which forces the blood components to separate. The resulting blood will have distinct components of Red Blood Cells (RBC), Normal Plasma (PPP) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The PRP portion of the blood is then separated, and injected into the injured area. Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of PRP treatments for almost all types of chronic healing.
Injection with PRP increases the amount of soft tissue generation, including the tendons, ligaments, as well as collagen and cartilage. PRP may be used to treat osteoporosis (a medical condition in which the bone becomes fragile and brittle), and it is found to be highly effective for the management of pain.
Step One: Blood Draw
The first step in a PRP Therapy injection is to draw the patient’s blood sample to prepare the platelets.
Step Two: Spin To Separate PRP
The blood sample is then put into a centrifuge and is spun to separate the components. The components include Red Blood Cells, Poor Platelet Plasma and Platelet Rich Plasma.
Step Three: Load the PRP and Inject
When the PRP has been successfully separated, it can directly be loaded into a syringe for application.
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