The Power of PRPJune 3, 2019
Have you harnessed the power of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma? This substance comes from your own body and it can be used in many different ways. At Citrin Medical, we use it to harness your body’s ability to heal itself.
The Basics of PRP
PRP comes from the blood. In fact, the last word in this abbreviation – plasma – refers to your whole blood, the stuff that comes out of your skin when you cut yourself. Plasma is a mixture of platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells. The platelet part of them is what clots. Without these platelets, you would continue to bleed, which is obviously a bad thing.
Before a PRP treatment can begin, blood is drawn from the patient’s body. This prevents any potential contamination or other issues. Since it’s your own blood, you are less likely to have a reaction of some kind. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge and spun in order to concentrate the platelets into a form that can be used. Doing this stimulates them in a way that makes them more likely to heal you. When the platelets are activated, they are more likely to do what they are supposed to, which is to help you repair and recover from injuries.
PRP works by sending growth factors and other regenerative properties into the target area, which signals the body to heal the affected area. This increases blood flow, stimulates cell growth, and consequently tissue regeneration. This treatment has been used in treating shoulder tears, osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, and many other tissue-related conditions.
If you have been experiencing pain in your tissue or joints and you are looking for a minimally-invasive treatment to repair and recover, kick-start your healing today and contact us at Citrin Medical today to find out how we can help.