Platelet-rich Plasma

THE SOLUTION FOR YOUR PAIN COULD BE IN YOUR BLOOD.

Your body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells and platelets.) The platelets are bets known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

 

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets - and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors - can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from the other blood cells and their concentrations is increased during a process called centrifugation. The increased concentration of platelets, high in growth factors is administered directly in the affected area.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?

Laboratory studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP, when injected directly into the affected area accelerates the healing process.

 

Common treatment techniques using PRP involves:

 

  • Achilles tendonitis, a condition commonly seen in track athletes, golfers and tennis players. This is where the heel cord becomes swollen, inflamed and can be very painful.

  • Shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tear. A rotator cuff tear may be partial or complete. A partial tear is when one of the tendons of the rotator cuff is frayed or damaged. A complete tear is when a tear severs the tendon in half or pulls it off of the bone.

  • PRP may also be used to improve healing after a surgery for some injuries. For example, an athlete with a completely torn heel cord may require surgery to repair the tendon. Healing of the torn tendon can possibly be improved by treating the injured area with PRP during surgery

Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Treats problems such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, whiplash, sciatica, tendinitis, sprain, strains, torn ligament and cartilage damage

PRP treatment is a great alternative to surgery

PRP reduces your recovery time.

PRP treatment has a 95% success rate.

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