Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRP

prp Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRPPRP therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as ”Orthobiologics.” The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.

PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. However there are some proteins included in PRP that we can now selectively isolate to promote anti-inflammatory effects and pain reduction.  Scientists have now developed natural/homeopathic based tools to selectively isolate the cells/growth factors within PRP that meet our needs of customizing the treatment by reducing inflammation and simultaneously stimulating repair.

As recognized international experts following 5 years of performing thousands of PRP injections and publishing numerous articles; we have learned that many factors can limit or assist healing. Because PRP utilizes your own blood to heal, we have learned that each patient is unique and a “one size fits all” approach is not ideal.  At the Orthohealing Center we integrate the latest innovations like photomodulation, cytokine therapy, and specific supplements for tendon and cartilage to compliment PRP therapy.  With the incorporation of these adjuncts and our skilled technique utilizing ultrasound guidance we are seeing improved results with much less post injection pain.  We have trained physicians from all over the world utilizing our advanced techniques.

PRP was initially used over 20 years ago in the Dental community to enhance wound healing in cancer patients with jaw reconstruction. Soon afterwards its applications extended across many fields of medicine from cardiovascular surgery to orthopaedics. Multiple studies are underway to help further refine the treatment and demonstrate its efficacy.