Plasmotherapy (Patelet Rich Plasma, PRP) is a new regenerative medicine, which is the injection of the patient’s platelet rich plasma. Platelets are blood corpuscles (small blood plates), that are responsible for its coagulability. They participate in the process of repairing damaged tissues and wound due to the enhanced cell regeneration. Platelet rich plasma contains 3-5 times more growth factors, biologically active proteins, than whole blood. The method of plasmotherapy is used in various branches of medicine: cosmetology, orthopaedics and neurology. At CALENDULA, it is prescribed to the patients for the treatment of muscle-skeleton disorders.
Medical Indications for PRP:
- osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis
- hernia, protrusion
- ligamentous and tendon injuries
- rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries.
How does it work? Platelets secrete growth factors (the body’s natural proteins that stimulate cell growth, proliferation and differentiation) and thereby stimulate the division and growth of the damaged cells. The therapeutic effect is manifested, when the platelet concentration increases in plasma, reaching 1 million/μl (normal concentration is 150 thousand/μl to 350 thousand/μl).
The procedure is performed as follows: a patient is taken for venous blood specimen that is placed in a centrifuge. When the blood processing in a special mode, autoplasma saturated with platelets is released from blood. The resulting preparation is injected into the soft tissues that surround the joint, vertebral column, or directly into the joint. The action of the preparation occurs instantly.
The procedure is safe, because the plasma contains the patient’s blood components. This eliminates allergic reactions and other side effects. The number and frequency of the procedures is determined by the doctor.
Result: elimination of muscle spasm and pain, improved joint mobility, accelerated regeneration processes, local increase of blood flow.