PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Autologous blood therapies have also reached their significance in orthopedics. The blood plasma with the platelets (platelets) contained therein, among other things, has a special significance. From the platelets namely growth factors are released, the u.a. Support healing processes on tendons, cartilage and muscles.
With a double syringe, a fast and safe procedure is available to prepare an autologous conditioned plasma (PRP) in practice within a few minutes and apply it to the patient immediately afterwards (tendon, muscle or joint). With this method, the platelets and growth factors are efficiently separated and concentrated. It is sufficient to remove a small amount of blood from the arm vein.
Scientific studies have shown that platelet density in PRP is about twice as high as in whole blood, while red and white blood cells, which may affect the healing process, are not concentrated.
In a PRP therapy, usually 4-5 treatments at intervals of 1-3 days are useful. Today, treatment of platelet-rich spinal cord plasma has provided good results in spinal pain. The PRP therapy can be used in the cervical as well as in the lumbar area of the spine. It can significantly assist and accelerate the healing process in chonic spine pain.
Indications for PRP therapy for spinal pain:
- Mild disc prolapse
- Mild herniated disc
- Osteochondrosis (cartilage defect)