Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Therapy)
Super-Concentrated Platelets Can Help Accelerate Healing of Injured Tissues
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy is a process where these concentrated platelets are separated from the rest of your blood using a centrifuge. The concentrated platelets are then injected directly into the site of the injury. PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. Many professional sports athletes have used this therapy successfully to heal from major injuries quickly. It can also be used in dermatology to rejuvenate skin and heal wounds.
PRP has been investigated and used as a clinical tool for several types of medical treatments, including chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, for bone repair and regeneration, in oral surgery, and in plastic surgery.
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PRP was first developed in the 1970s and first used in Italy in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure. PRP therapy began gaining popularity in the mid 1990s. It has since been applied to many different medical fields such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry, sports medicine and pain management.
How Does PRP Help Heal The Body?
- The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells
- Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells
- PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need
- To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The process is handled manually by a lab technician, producing higher concentrations of platelets and a much more pure concentration of the beneficial blood components
- The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process
- Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma or (PRP) is a platelet-rich protein component found in your blood. These components are responsible for the stimulation of cell regeneration and wound healing. An adequate dosage of (PRP) concentrates can accelerate your healing process and act as an ideal source for quick recovery. The (PRP) is extracted from your own blood. The blood cells are separated through the centrifugal process. However, the platelets-rich plasma concentrates obtained have 5 to 10 times denser PRP than in the blood. This accelerates the healing process by supplying sufficient stem cell, cytokinesis, and other bioactive growth factors.
Benefits of platelet-rich plasma
Chronic tendon injuries
Researchers have concluded that plasma-rich platelets are highly recommended for people with chronic ailments. Tennis elbow, chronic Achilles tendonitis, knee arthritis are cured beneficially than the traditional methods.
Acute ligament and muscle injuries
PRP treatments have gained popularity over the last decade in healing athletic injuries. Acute sports injuries that are caused due to pulled hamstring muscles; thigh or elbow sprains can be healed.
PRP injections are used on patients who have had jaw or plastic surgeries. The platelet-rich plasma promotes cell renewal in the surgical areas thereby paving the way for faster recovery.
Pain caused in any susceptible area such as the neck, thigh, hip, knee etc. can be cured. Also, hand injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bulged or herniated discs pains can be minimized using the PRP injections.
Dental and oral surgery adjunct
PRP has been creating a new impact in the field of dental and oral surgeries. Here PRP is not only used in tissue generation but also acts as a valuable coasting material.
Hair fall treatment
This treatment reverses the damage caused by hair fall. Through the active collagens, dermal papilla cells, fibroblast growth factor it repairs cells and makes way for new hair growth besides reducing inflammation.
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