The PRP term consists of the initials of the word "Platelet Rich Plasma" and can also be called as "Platelet-Rich Plasma" which is coagulation cells.
This treatment method, which has been used since the 1980s, has become increasingly known as stem cell treatment methods became a current issue in recent years. Up to now, there are nearly 9.000 scientific studies on its efficacy.
Our platelet cells have more than 500 growth hormones. It is particularly effective in the treatment of tissues that do not have blood supply, are damaged and cannot heal themselves.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE CARRIED OUT?
After the blood taken from patient's arm is subjected to a process with various kits and centrifuge devices, it is administered to the area desired to be treated in a ready-to-use form.
Although it varies depending on the number of application area and method, 10-20 ml (1-2 tubes) of blood is taken for a single area.
IS IT A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?
The administration is not completely painless. Depending on the individual to be applied and the joint inflammation, the pain is similar to injections administered to the hip or vaccines, however, the pain is instantaneous, not permanent.
IS IT A SAFE PROCEDURE?
Yes, the method is very safe. Until today, its efficacy has been demonstrated by thousands of scientific studies. Compared with other drugs and fluids taken externally, no allergic reaction or side effect is expected since it is individual’s own blood.
FOR WHICH DISEASES CAN IT BE USED?
- 1. Osteoarthritis
- 2. Muscular tears and injuries
- 3. Meniscal tears
- 4. Anterior-posterior cruciate ligament injuries
- 5. Epicondylitis (Tennis and golfer's elbow)
- 6. Ligament injuries
- 7. Heel spur and other enthesites
- 8. Plantar Fasciitis
- 9. Early-term avascular necrosis
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