Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Therapy
PRP is a treatment method where the patient’s platelets are used to heal the patient. The platelets are injected at the affected or injured sites like muscles, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Thus the therapy primarily uses the patient’s healing system to help improve the medical condition. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has become popular through the years, helping treat various conditions ranging from dermatological issues to hair loss to sports injuries. Even though the treatment is not permanent, it is one of the safest and effective ways to treat traumatized and injured parts.When is PRP Therapy used?
PRP is used to treat several medical conditions like:
a. Musculoskeletal injuries where PRP Shots help in stimulating the healing process and reducing pain.
- Tennis Elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Other chronic tendon injuries
b. Post-surgical Healing Surgeries involving jaw or muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments can take a long to recover. In such cases, doctors recommend PRP Therapy to accelerate healing.
c. Hair Loss PRP therapy stimulates hair growth and helps treat male pattern baldness.
d. Osteoarthritis Even though concurrent research is on, some studies show that PRP works well for patients with osteoarthritis pain.
e. Skin Rejuvenation PRP is also used for skin aging-related problemsHow can 7DMC help?
At the Department of Sports Medicine & Orthopedics of 7DMC, our specialist sports medicine doctors ensure comprehensive treatment and individualized care.
There are two things integral to PRP Therapy. The first is platelets, and the other is plasma. Plasma is the liquid element of the human blood, while platelets are blood cells that promote blood clotting. Blood platelets also contain certain growth factors that activate tissue regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that contains more than normal blood platelets.
1. The first step in the process of PRP Therapy is to create platelet-rich plasma. To do so, blood from the patient is drawn. It is then placed inside a centrifuge device that separates other blood components from platelets. It is done through a quick spinning movement and, in the process, concentrates the platelets within the plasma.
2. The next step is injecting this platelet-rich plasma into the targeted area. The scientific logic is to increase the concentration of the growth factors in the area. The concentrated potion accelerates the healing process and shortening the time. There are two ways to inject PRP:
- A local anesthetic is blended with the PRP.
- A topical numbing solution is applied before injecting PRP.
3. Sometimes ultrasound or imaging methods are used during the injection process.
Our specialists help prepare the patient mentally and physically for the treatment. They ensure to communicate with the patients one-to-one so that there is clarity and proper understanding of the entire process. Several factors are taken into consideration by our doctors to ensure effective treatment. These factors include:
- The area of treatment.
- The patient’s overall health.
- The type of injury – chronic or acute.
- The cellular makeup of the blood of the patient.
Our expert doctors and support staff take every care to offer optimized PRP treatment to speed up the healing process.