Platelet Rich Plasma Pain treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma

“Musculoskeletal injuries limit the activity level and affect lifestyles of athletes at all levels. In addition, they representing a substantial health care burden.1 Not only are acute injuries associated with immediate inflammation and pain, but chronic or poorly healing musculoskeletal injuries often are associated with increased inflammation and tissue catabolism that outpace anabolic reconstruction. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a therapeutic treatment to control inflammation and enhance repair of musculoskeletal injuries is an approach that has recently grown in popularity.” ~

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What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Classification of Platelet-Rich Plasma

“All PRP is not the same. Currently, PRP is a generic term used to describe a broad range of plasma products derived from a sample of whole blood. Depending on the methods and devices used to produce PRP, preparations differ significantly in cellular composition of red blood cells, platelets, leukocytes, and plasma proteins.9 For example, the American Association of Blood Banks defines PRP as the resultant plasma fraction following a single light spin of whole blood, in which platelets are enriched in comparison with other cell types.10 This definition refers to the methodology that produces a plasma fraction containing platelet concentrations close to those found in a whole blood sample and having greatly reduced, or undetectable levels of red blood cells and leukocytes. In stark contrast, the seminal publication by Marx et al.11 describes PRP produced using a double-spin centrifugation cycle. In this case, the plasma fraction that is obtained contains a concentration of platelets approximately 5 times the baseline and a significant presence of leukocytes and red blood cells. Today, a number of commercially available PRP systems and manually prepared solutions have been used to produce therapeutic preparations of the PRP that differ greatly with respect to the relative compositions of blood constituents. It is therefore important, whether evaluating literature or choosing a PRP system, to consider the suitability of different PRP preparations within the context of the targeted indication.” ~

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