WHAT ARE PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA) TREATMENTS?
PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA), also known as “autologous conditioned plasma.” PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells.
Besides the use in clinical practice, PRP is utilized for various tissue engineering applications in bone, cartilage, skin, and soft tissue repair. PRP has been reviewed to serve as a source for the “delivery of growth factors and/or cells within tissue-engineered constructs, often in combination with biomaterials.”
There are four general categories of preparation of PRP based on its leukocyte and fibrin content: leukocyte-rich PRP (L-PRP), leukocyte reduced PRP (P-PRP; leukocyte reduced or pure PRP), leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin, and pure platelet-rich fibrin.
At Sandia Skin + Face, we used Next Generation PRP – Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from SELPHYL®.
The SELPHYL® System is designed for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small blood sample at the patient’s point of care. Many PRP systems require operator skills, have varying results, and have extensive contamination with red blood cells and white blood cells. SELPHYL® removes virtually all contaminating cells and is independent of the operator technique. PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process, creating a scaffold that protects and preserves platelets.
The Power of Platelets
Platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are known to release various growth factors that respond to tissue injury, initiating and promoting healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, physicians have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing.
WHAT ARE PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA)?
PRP, by definition, refers to platelets in plasma, where the platelet concentration is generally considered to be twice the normal concentration in whole blood. Nowhere in the definition of PRP is there a description for including red blood cells (RBC) or white blood cells (WBC). These cells should be removed as much as possible from a PRP preparation.
Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs – these cells are known to have inflammatory and catabolic effects – just the opposite of the desired result. If the PRP in the syringe has any tinge of pink or red, you are most likely injecting a preparation with RBC contamination.
PRP vs. PRFM
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PRP INJECTIONS TREATMENT
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, a PRP Injection uses each patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
First, the doctor draws blood from the patient’s arm and then separates the PRP from the rest of the blood’s components.
After injecting lidocaine to numb the treatment area, the doctor carefully injects the PRP into multiple places under the skin. The platelets break down and release their growth factors, which trigger the natural processes of cell proliferation and tissue renewal.
The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes, and most people can resume their normal activities immediately afterward.
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PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA)
Before your PRP Injections (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment session, our physician will discuss what to expect during your treatment. However, it is helpful to remember that there are a few things to take into consideration before your session:
PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA)
After your treatment session, we recommend that all patients rest on the day of their procedure. We advise limited use of the treatment area for the next two days, but the movement is encouraged. Limited use helps the joint recover as the treatment is absorbed by the area’s surrounding tissues.
0 – 3 days post-procedure guidelines
Therefore, discontinue use of any of these medications post-procedure for best results:
3 – 14 days post-procedure guidelines
3 – 4 weeks post-procedure guidelines
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