Non-surgical plasma cell therapy (PRP)

Non-surgical plasma cell therapy (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma or platelet-rich plasma is a very interesting biological method that modern medicine has known for decades. But it is interesting that the media played an important role in its promotion. Namely, in 2009 the New York Times published an article entitled “A promising treatment for athletes, in blood” which described how the great stars of American football, members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu were treated with the use of PRP just before winning the Super Bowl. It was then announced that Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal were being treated, after which the use of PRP literally exploded. Since then, PRP has entered all clinics around the world and become an integral part of our orthopedic armamentarium.

Application of the method

The method itself is based on the fact that our blood contains platelets (platelets) that play an important role in repairing damaged tissues, so that activated platelets secrete a number of molecules that improve tissue repair and regeneration, reduce inflammation and attract other cells to join the healing process. The procedure begins by taking the patient’s blood, then separating parts of the blood in special tubes and centrifuges, and the platelet fraction is significantly concentrated, 3 to 5 times, and then injected into the site of damage. When concentrated platelets arrive at the site of damage they begin their regenerative dance. The method is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, after arthroscopic operations, injuries of tendons, ligaments, muscles …