Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment
When damaging of the blood vessels or tissues occur at the place of injury platelets accumulation happens. Activated platelets excreted the big amount of growing factors and cytokines which are accelerating the healing process of damaged tissue and stimulating collagen synthesis and other proteins. This platelets feature is crucial in so called PRP treatment.
Platelets rich plasma (PRP) is eliminating pain and swelling in the joints, decreasing morning joint stiffness and increasing the scope of joint movement.
PRP is increasing reproduction of mesenchymal stem cells and stimulates them to create more proteoglycans who presents gel substance most of which consist cartilage. Beside that PRP is blocking the production of proinflamatory cytokines who is responsible for pain and cartilage damaging.
How the therapy with PRP is performed
First the blood is taking from the patient. Then according to indication blood is proceed by special systems that separate and concentrate platelets. The resulting platelets are then injected under ultrasound into the joint, muscle, tendon or other structures. The whole procedure last 10-40 minutes.
Indications for PRP treatment
- Knee arthrosis
- Hip arthrosis
- Arthoris of other joints
- Sports injuries
- Degenerative tendon disease
- Muscle injuries
- Shoulder tendon disease
- Shoulder arthrosis
- Arthrosis of clavicle joint
What are the side effect of PRP treatment
It is very important that PRP treatment has no allergic reactions. During the intervention pain can occur on the site of application, while the first few days after tretment there is a slight deterioration of the symptoms. On the spot of injection can also occur a small browses as a result of a needle pin.
When cannot be PRP applied
PRP is not applying at the patients with disorders of the platelets, patients with hematologic disease, cancer patients and active infections. Patients who are on anticoagulants, corticosteroids or have other severe illness PRP application is assessed individually.
How you should prepare for PRP treatment
Before application of PRP it is important not to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSID) like ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac because they inhibit the platelets activity and decrease the treatment success.
After initial contact with our specialist you will receive complete treatment plan with estimated prices and detail description of the procedure.