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Platlet rich plasma treatment

Platlet rich plasma treatment

What is plasma therapy?

Plasma therapy (plasma cell therapy) or better known as PRP is the injection of plasma rich in platelets and growth factors into tissues or organs for the purpose of regenerating or treating diseases of muscles, tendons, joints, bones, and skin.

The method is based on the beneficial role of platelets in the process of restoring damaged parts of the body. Of essential importance are the growth factors released by the platelets at the site of the injury, which support the body's natural recovery processes.

How is plasma obtained?

First, blood is taken from the patient. Then, through a specialized technology, the erythrocytes are removed and platelet cells with a high concentration (Platelet-Rich Plasma) are obtained. Platelet cells are rich in proteins and growth factors. The resulting suspension, containing mainly platelets and a minimal number of leukocytes, is injected into the damaged area. In this way, natural recovery processes are activated.

In which orthopedic diseases is plasma therapy applied?

Plasma therapy has extremely good results in degenerative joint diseases - discopathy, gonarthrosis, coxarthrosis, sprains.

It is also used for diseases of the tendons and tissues around the joints - periarthritis, epicondylitis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis. It is also suitable for pain related to the consequences of sports injuries - tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, meniscus damage, damage to the rotator cuff of the shoulder, severe sprains combined with ligament damage.

It is used as an adjunctive therapy in pseudarthrosis to stimulate bone fusion and shorten healing times, and in aseptic necrosis to facilitate revascularization processes in the necrotic bone area.

Is plasma therapy a type?

We can divide it into two types - pure and combined. Pure plasma therapy can be activated and non-activated. In activated plasma therapy, a plasma activator (most often calcium gluconate) is added.

Combined plasma therapy is a combination of plasma with hyaluronic acid, which has a synergistic effect in terms of restorative processes.

Is this method safe?

Plasma therapy is completely safe, there is a minimal risk of infection of about 1 in 10,000. No significant side effects have been identified.

Are there any contraindications?

Yes. Absolute contraindications are febrile condition, blood diseases, neoplasms of any nature. Anticoagulants, pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications are stopped for the duration of the plasma therapy. Plamotherapy is not preceded by local anesthesia, due to established toxicity of local anesthetics on plasma constituents.

What is the efficacy?

Based on the data of various clinical studies, the efficacy of plasma therapy reaches 80%.

Can PRP therapy be used on pregnant and nursing mothers?

Yes. Plasma therapy is a harmless for the mother, the fetus, and the infant treatment solution for tendopathies, epicondylitis, tendovaginitis, insertionitis and any other type of muscle pain and inflammation of the musculoskeletal system from overuse.

Can it be used in children?

Yes. The procedure is suitable and harmless for children, as with plasma therapy, and the side effects of drug treatment are avoided.

How many procedures should be performed?

A minimum of 5 procedures in one week is recommended, and there are specific protocols for different diseases and localizations of damage.

Platlet rich plasma treatment

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