Sometimes, our body needs help to repair itself. PRP essentially does that. The biologic mechanism that PRP kick starts, many times helps reduce pain, heal chronic injuries, and gets you back to living you life better and fuller than ever before. Sometimes one injection is all you will need. Other times, multiple injections is necessary to completely heal your injury.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood. Your blood is a robust source of healing components, such as white blood cells, and bioactive proteins, such as growth factors and Stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets were once thought of being responsible for only clotting but have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing component. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting and accelerate the healing process.
Pure PRP® is the only Platelet Rich Plasma system that gives you the choice of flexibility; to process with or without neutrophils & RBCs (Protocol A and Protocol B).
Protocol A processes Pure PRP® without red blood cells or neutrophil granulocytes. This protocol is used when powerful healing without inflammatory activity is required at the application site. This protocol is also the low viscosity solution to a viable PRP product, providing very high concentrations of platelets in a bath of non-viscous plasma. This protocol has also been reported to reduce the potential for pain at the application site. It is the most frequently used protocol.
processes Pure PRP® with low red blood cell counts and very high cytokine activity and neutrophil cell recoveries. This protocol is used when the phagocytic powers of neutrophils are needed to help fight infectious processes at the application site. This protocol produces the highest chemoattractant activity and significantly increases regeneration potential. Once the neutrophils have completed phagocytosis, they become apoptic cells and are subsequently removed, thereby also eliminating the inflammatory activity.
The neutrophil is the most abundant leukocyte in the blood. One of the first lines of immune defense, neutrophils harbor a mix of weaponry to fight off bacteria and fungi.The surface receptors on neutrophils stimulate pro-inflammatory interleukins through chemotaxis.This process causes neutrophils to migrate and populate sites of inflammation. This phenomena is undesirable for many physicians providing injection therapy. For patients experiencing joint pain or injury, treatment protocols usually focus on minimizing inflammation as part of a complete recovery regimen. Pure PRP® is the only PRP that provides significant growth factor concentrations without the inflammatory neutrophils.