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PRP Platlet rich plasma / Autologous plasma

Platlet rich plasma is a therapy during which a small amount of whole blood (around 12 ml) is collected from the arm vein into special collective tubes. Plasma, which contains high amounts of thrombocytes, is immediately separated from the whole blood in a short centrifugation process. The high concentration of the bodies’ own growth factors can stimulate healing- and repair processes in damaged tissue, such as cartilage, muscle, tendons and skin. The intraarticular injection of plasma rich in thrombocytes as treatment of mild to moderate cartilage defects has shown significant clinical outcome in regards to parameters pain, rigidity and physical activity. No side effects, other than the normal, rare risks of joint puncture, have been observed.

 

Effects of the bodies own plasma therapy:

·      Anti inflammatory properties

·      Pain reduction

·      Protects the cartilage

·      Enhances mobility

·      Reduces the swelling of the nerve root

·      Can be applied for patients with an additional Diabetes Mellitus (alternative to cortisone) 

The advantages of plasma therapy at a glance:


• Use of the body’s natural powers of regeneration
• Recommended for the treatment of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints
• Concentration of growth factors in the blood
• ACP uses your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. Side effects utilizing PRP systems are very uncommon
• A safe procedure assured by the double syringe

Who can benefit from this therapy?

Most injuries of the musculo-skeletal systems, ligaments and tendons can be treated with ACP, including muscle fiber tears and tendonitis. Sport related injuries of the joints may also benefit from the use of plasma during physiotherapy. 

How does the PRP therapy work?

1. Blood is taken from a vein in your arm.
2. The plasma is separated from your blood and ready to use in 5 minutes. 
3. Your platlet rich plasma is re-injected at the site of the injury. 

The blood from your vein goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The plasma containing these platelets and growth factors is then applied to the site of injury. The entire ACP procedure is usually finished in less than 20 minutes. 

How does the healing process work? 

Healing after an injury involves a well-orchestrated and complex series of events where proteins in the blood act as messengers to regulate the entire process. Many proteins involved in the healing process are derived from small cell fragments in the blood called platelets. 

Platelets are small, colorless, cell fragments present in the blood. They are formed in the bone marrow and pass freely through the bloodstream in an inactive state. However, when an injury occurs, the platelets become activated and start to gather at the injury site to release beneficial proteins called growth factors. This is the beginning of the healing process.

 

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