What is Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous solution comprised of a hight concentration of platelets and WBC’s suspended in plasma. Platelets are the body;s first line of defense to stop bleeding. WBC’s are the body’s first line of defense in fighting infection. When Activated, these platelets release many growth factors that accelerate the body;s natural healing process.
Autologous Plate 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.