Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

 

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.

 

Surgical Benefits:

  • 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
  • Hypofibrinogenemia
  • 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.