Joint diseases cause so much suffering that medical science is constantly trying to find a new remedy to make life easier for such patients.
PRP therapy is a modern, promising direction in the treatment of joint diseases based on the regenerative properties of platelet-rich blood plasma. The Head of the Trauma Service tells us more about what PRP therapy is, in which cases doctors recommend it and what to expect from the procedure. Traumatologist-orthopedist, osteooncologist Sagdeev Dmitry Olegovich.
Our website offers, among other things, the so-called PRP-Tubes for the production of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What is PRP?
This is a safe procedure – up to 20 ml of blood is taken from the patient's vein and placed in a special centrifuge. Within a few minutes, under the action of centrifugal force, the blood is divided into fractions, one of which contains a large number of platelets - this is PRP (Platelet rich plasma). In the process of isolation, the regenerative factor is activated, which is located on the platelet membrane.
Plasma is collected into a syringe and immediately injected into the joint. All this is done in one go and does not require the patient to wait a long time.
PRP therapy is based on the ability to activate the body's own defenses, leading to the launch of regenerative processes. PRP therapy uses plasma obtained from the patient's own blood, which guarantees complete biological compatibility and the absence of allergic reactions. After treatment, it contains platelets and proteins 5 times more than normal. It is this concentration that promotes cell growth and restores the health of the affected tissue or joint.
Growth factors do not penetrate into the cell and do not cause DNA mutations. They affect the membrane cell receptors of types 1 and 2, which helps to accelerate the growth and accelerate the differentiation of healthy progenitor cells.