Platelet-Rich-Plasma or PRP injection is used to regenerate the damaged tendon, ligament or joint through an injection of activated plasma and stem cells drawn from patient’s own centrifuged blood. It’s a regenerative medical treatment option and a new technique available at Equinox Integrative Wellness Center that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions using the healing power of your own body.
Facts About PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) Injection!
Platelet is a normal blood component as red and white blood cells. Platelets alone do not have any healing properties; rather, they produce substances called growth factors and other proteins that manage cell division, stimulate tissue regeneration, and promote healing.
Plasma is the liquid component of blood; it is the medium for red and white blood cells and other material traveling in the bloodstream. Plasma is mostly water but also includes proteins, nutrients, glucose, and antibodies, among other elements.
Platelet-rich plasma is a sample of the patient’s own blood. The Platelet Rich Plasma injection contains plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than found in normal blood.
Process For Platelet Rich Plasma Injection!
Stage 1. Collect Blood- It’s the primary step in which 30-60ml blood is drawn from the patient’s arm for the further treatment.
Stage 2. The Platelets Separation- That blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins and separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components.
Stage 3. Extract Platelet-Rich Plasma- After separating the platelets, there will be platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. Extract 3-6ml platelet-rich plasma.
Stage 4. Inject Injured Areas With PRP- At Equinox Integrative Wellness Center, we increase the growth factors up to eight times which promotes temporary relief and stops inflammation by using the concentrated platelets.