Platlet Rich Plasma - DPG PRP Sports Medicine
PRP aims to improve the process of tissue repair through the local delivery of autologous agent that will help in the healing of acute or chronic musculoskeletal injury and disease.
The DPG-PRP is a versatile system ensures reproducibility and standardization of results.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a specific portion of your plasma that is separated from a vial of your blood in a centrifuge. PRP contains an unusually high concentration of platelets (4-10x time the number of normal blood), hence the name.
Platelets accelerate the wound healing process on a cellular level by signalling local stem cells to increase the production of new tissues (proliferation).
Recent data indicates the platelets release a pulse of bioactive glycoproteins - commonly commonly called "growth factors" or more specifically as chemokines and cytokines. These are responsible for signalling your body's microscopic repair mechanisms.
PRP was first widely used in dentistry in the 1980s to promote gum and bone healing in tissue surrounding new implants, jaw reconstruction, and gum regeneration procedures. For decades, PRP has been effective in several fields of medicine: sports medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and cosmetic surgery.
Because PRP therapy involves using your body’s own plasma, there is virtually no possibility of rejection or an allergic reaction. Likewise, since nothing foreign is being injected, the risk of infection is extremely low, especially since platelets are part of the body’s defense mechanism against unwanted microbes like bacteria and viruses.
There are also no know systemic (side) effects from PRP therapy, although it is normal to feel pain and swelling near the injection sites. This is part of the body’s healing process. This pain and inflammation usually peaks within 24 hours and disappears after a couple of days.
Reasons to consider PRP therapy: