Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is the most common form of regenerative therapy currently used by physicians practicing regenerative medicine.  There are special cells in the blood of every human called "Platelets" that contain plenty of proteins that perform the function of repairing degenerated or damaged tissue.  A blood sample is taken from the same client's vein and processed in a biomedical system to separate these platelets with a small amount of plasma which is called as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This PRP is injected directly into the body tissue to stimulate repair or remodeling.  We perform this injection under ultrasound guidance to ensure deposition of the PRP at the correct location.

 

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Common Benifits

PRP therapy has the following benefits:

  • It is autologous, which means that it is derived from the client's own blood. Hence no chance of allergic reaction.

  • Plenty of medical research supports its use for painful and nonpainful degenerative conditions. This includes a wide variety of medical conditions including arthritis, sports injuries, aging-related skin changes, and sexual health.

  • PRP is required to be performed a lot less frequently than prolotherapy.

  • PRP has a stronger regenerative effect in the injected tissue as compared to prolotherapy.

  • PRP can be cost-effective compared to other regenerative therapies for some clients.

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Limitations

In general, PRP has the following limitations:

  • The outcomes of PRP therapy may depend upon the quantity and the quality of the PRP sample injected.

  • PRP has less regenerative effect compared to stem cell therapies, however, stem cell therapies are currently restricted by Health Canada.

  • PRP therapy may fail or desired outcomes may not be achieved if the disease is very advanced or the client's general health is not strong enough to produce a good quantity and quality of the PRP sample.

  • PRP injection may not result in many benefits if the injection is not performed with the required precision through imaging (ultrasound or x-ray) guidance.