Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Our bodies normally have the ability to heal naturally. However, many factors can affect the body’s ability to heal, including poor blood flow, injury and disease.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been shown in clinical studies to greatly improve healing rates in non-healing wounds and chronic injuries across a range of etiologies. 

PRP is produced from a small quantity of a patient’s own blood by concentrating their platelets that are rich in growth factors, which are critical to proper healing. When the PRP is applied to the wound or injected into the injury it initiates and enhances the body’s own natural healing process. 

Autologous platelets contain numerous growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived angiogenesis factor (PDAF), transforming growth factor (TGF), platelet factor interleukin (IL), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF).  

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently undertaken to underwrite CED (Coverage with Evidence Development) Studies to determine the efficacy of certain PRP products in the treatment of chronic, non-healing diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers. 

PRP is used in the following applications within the United States:

Wound Care 
•    Diabetic Foot Ulcers
•    Pressure Ulcers
•    Venous Ulcers
•    Arterial Ulcers
•    Sickle Cell Ulcers
•    Spinal Cord Injury Ulcers
•    Traumatic Wounds
•    Dehisced Wounds 

 Podiatry
•    Plantar Fasciitis
•    Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
•    Ankle Instability
•    Achilles Tendonitis
•    Ligament / Muscle Tear
•    Stress Fracture
      
Sports Medicine    
•    Tennis Elbow
•    Patellar Tendinosis
•    Achilles Tendinopathy
•    Knee Ligament Tears
•    Rotator Cuff Injuries
•    ACL Tears 

Orthopedics
•    Total Knee Replacement
•    Total Hip Replacement
•    Spinal Surgery
•    Arthroscopy
•    ORIF Procedures

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