Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous solution comprised of a high concentration of platelets and WBC’s suspended in plasma. When activated, these platelets release many growth factors that accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma
Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated platelets and white blood cells produced through centrifugation of the patient’s own blood.
Autologous Platelet Gel (APG) is a biologic substance prepared by the surgeon from the patient’s own PRP that is mixed with thrombin and calcium chloride.
- Accelerated and enhanced healing
- Reduced infection rate
- Decreased dermal scarring
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved hemostasis
- Decreased bruising
This cutting edge technology is being utilized in many specialties including: Orthopedic, Plastics, ENT, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Oral, and General Surgery.
The known contraindications for Platelet rich plasma include:
- Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
- Critical Thrombocytopenia
- Hemodynamic Instability
- Sensitivity to Bovine Thrombin
Please notify your physician if you have any of the known contraindications listed above.
Costs: The hospital is billed directly for the use of Platelet rich plasma therapy services. Under most circumstances, there is no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.