Photo-Activated PRP – Are you getting optimum PRP for your Sports Injury?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been advocated as an efficable alternative or adjunct treatment to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration following musculoskeletal trauma.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is an autologous product ie produced from your own blood. Depending on the amount of PRP required for your condition, around 60mls of blood is collected from you and placed in a centrifuge to isolate the red blood cells (RBC’s) and serum from platelets and white blood cells (WBC’s) present in the “buffy coat”. Note that the amount of separation of RBC’s and the ultimate concentration of Growth Factors in your final PRP is dependent on the centrifugal system or method used to produce your PRP. Whether you require High-Concentration, Low-Concentration of Platelets or pure separation of RBC’s is dependent on the condition you are being treated for (Orthopaedic vs Cosmetic vs Hair Restoration).
Platelets contain an abundance of Growth Factors that are released