Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a novel, non-surgical therapy to heal injured tissue. The platelets contain growth factors, cytokines and other agents that trigger the healing cascade. The difference is that with PRP therapy, a massively concentrated amount of platelets and supporting proteins are injected directly into the damaged tissue. PRP is an autologous solution using the patient’s own plasma, which is collected at the time of this office-based procedure. These platelets are then reinserted into the injured or affected tissues.

Benefits Of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Why Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Innately, within our body, platelets are the cells which assist in the healing process. When we injure a part of the body, the platelets automatically migrate to the site of injury, initiating a healing response by releasing numerous growth factors and other proteins which promote healing by delivering a highly concentrated source of platelets into an injured/affected site.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Many conditions have been treated successfully with Platelet Rich Plasma , including, but not limited to:

  • Patellar Tendonitis/tendinosis
  • Quadricep muscle injuries
  • Rotator Cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy, or partial tears
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Medial and Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow ( golfers & tennis elbow)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (hand) sprain or tear
  • Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
  • Plantar fasciitis or ligament strain
  • Scalp for Hair Loss
  • Diabetic and non-diabetic wounds and ulcers
  • Facial areas for skin rejuvenation
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Procedure

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    What Does the Treatment Entail?

    • A blood sample (10cc) is collected from the patient and placed in a centrifuge to separate normal blood from platelet rich plasma. (This is performed in the office)

    • PRP is collected into a sterile syringe

    • The skin is prepared using an antiseptic agent, and the skin along with the soft tissues are anesthetized with a local numbing agent

    • The PRP filled syringe is then guided into the relevant body site with or without the aid of Ultrasound in the treatment area.

    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Recovery Time

    There are three simple steps:

    Blood Draw

    Using a small butterfly needle, your healthcare provider will draw a small amount of blood from your arm into the Regen™ THT tube. (Click to download the PDF Printable file about the RegenKit® THT Overview & Regen™ THT Tube FAQ )

    Load, Balance & Spin

    The Regen™ THT tubes are inserted into the centrifuge and spun at high speed for 8 minutes to separate the various components of your own blood.

    Platelet Preparation

    After your blood is spun down and separated into its individual components, the platelet-rich plasma (the yellow area) is used by your healthcare provider to treat the injured area.

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