Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to enhance healing in soft tissue and bone grafting procedures. Blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge, causing the blood to separate into different fractions. The layer containing the platelets is separated and combined with the graft material. Platelets contain concentrated amounts of growth factors and cytokines. The addition of the patient’s PRP enhances healing. In most cases, the patient has less pain, swelling, inflammation and a faster recovery period. All grafting procedures require a healing period for the grafted material to be replaced with the patient’s own tissue. The amount of time required is reduced, allowing the patient to continue to the next phase of treatment.
For more information visit The Institute of Regenerative & Molecular Orthopedics website .