What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible only for clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
• Minimally invasive
• Minimal to no down time
• Speeds up and promotes healing
• Natural and organic, autologous from your own body
• Less side effects when compared to steroid injections or surgery
Tailor your PRP options to your specific condition
PRP can be processed with virtually little to no red blood cells. Effective PRP contains clinical levels of platelet growth factors, and ideally, having control over the PRP’s granulocyte content is necessary for treatment selection.
PRP formulations can now be processed with more control and flexibility. The PRP milieu of white blood cells, red blood cells, growth factors, and proteins should be adjusted to meet the clinical requirement. Platelets are considered concentrated when a minimum concentration of 3x baseline is obtained. But to have a better chance of being clinically effective, PRP can have platelet concentrations of up to 9x baseline. These advanced techniques greatly enhance patient outcomes.
Prepare pure PRP in one (1) minute of processing time. A single spin system that delivers up to 90% platelet yield and 3X concentration in 5-7mL of PRP without inflammatory red blood cells. A low volume processing system with a clinical biologic output. AbsolutePRP™ Gold is the fastest and most powerful PRP system in the low volume space. Processes 20mL of whole blood.
Prepare PRP in five (5) minutes of processing time. A single spin system that delivers up to 85% platelet yield and 5X concentration in 5-7mL of PRP. Contains high concentrations of granulocytes for a powerful antimicrobial effect. Process from 30 to 120mL of whole blood.
A super concentrated PRP with very low red blood cells, neutrophils and granulocytes. The end results are platelet concentrations exceeding 7-9X baseline.
The staple of all PRP systems. Provides supraphysiologic, clinically effective Pure PRP with viable growth factors, noninflammatory mediators and cytokines. Prepare Pure PRP in six and a half (6.5) minutes of processing time. A double spin system that delivers up to 95% platelet yield and 9X concentration in 7-8mL of PRP without red blood cell content. This system offers the most versatility, permitting the user to control the granulocyte content based on the clinical requirement. Closed system processing and superior handling offers optimal sterility control and patient safety. Process from 30 to 120mL of whole blood.
Recovery and Post Treatment Care
Any anesthesia used generally wears off in 1-2 hours. Initially, pain and swelling may occur at the injection site. Patients can apply ice and elevation as needed. Use the area as tolerated since restricting movement for an extended time can cause stiffening. Pain medication will be prescribed if needed. Most patients are able to return to usual activities with no down time. Consult with your physician for the best post injection protocol.
The healing cascade takes 4-6 weeks to signal for Stem cells and regenerative cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. Patients can expect to see significant improvement in symptoms and many report a gradual improvement in return of function. Two to three treatments may be needed to obtain optimal results.
A small amount of peripheral blood is taken from the patient and placed into a FDA medically approved container. This sterile disposable container is placed in a specialized centrifuge for spinning twice to separate the whole blood sample into ‘layers’ of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and red blood cells. The PRP layer is aspirated from the red blood cells and is injected or applied, under sterile conditions, into the localized area of abnormality.