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:
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Procedure
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:
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.
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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