PRP platelet-rich plasma (sometimes referred to as growth factors) is an autologous preparation of concentrated platelets with a small amount of plasma. From the patient's own blood taken, in the process of platelet activation, among others, growth factors that accelerate the regeneration of soft tissues and bone fusion. PRP is often and effectively used in diseases of the locomotor system, sports medicine, orthopedics and rehabilitation.

Procedure for performing the procedure

The nurse collects an appropriate amount of blood, from which platelet-rich plasma is separated (a special centrifuge is used for this purpose). The obtained preparation is administered by an orthopedist to the patient in the sick / sore place, depending on the disease, this administration may take place under ultrasound guidance. After the end of the procedure, the doctor provides the patient with information on further treatment and rehabilitation. In most cases, there is no need for follow-up visits, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Application in the treatment of diseases:

  • injuries of tendons, ligaments, muscles
  • enthesopathies
  • degenerative joint diseases
  • treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds
  • inflammation and degenerative changes in the Achilles tendon
  • bone fractures and fractures
  • heel spurs
  • damage to the rotator cuff
  • jumper's knee
  • tennis elbow, golfer's elbow
  • degenerative changes in joints / knee hip /
  • goose foot tendinitis
  • bursitis
  • rotator cuff tendinopathies
  • sub-shoulder tightness syndrome
  • no fusion of bones
  • hard-to-heal wounds

 

Contraindications to the use of PRP

  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • thrombocytopenia
  • diseases of the bone marrow and blood
  • autoimmune diseases
  • biological treatment
  • immunosuppressive therapy
  • treatment with anticoagulants
  • HCV, HBS, HIV infections, sepsis
  • chronic liver disease
  • allergy to nucleotides
  • scleroderma
  • cancers

 

Attention ! in case of doubts, the final decision regarding the use of PRP / PRP-Behandlung in the patient is always made by the doctor during the qualifying visit, after reviewing the medical documentation and the patient's health condition.