PRP Wound Care … PRP Should be an Option for You!

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has a very vital and effective role in wound care.  PRP provides healing benefits of concentrated platelets, cytokines, growth factors, fibrin scaffolding and many more.

  • Concentrated platelets: Specialized Centrifuge gives a platelet concentration higher than the regular blood.
  • Cytokines: Greek for “cyto” meaning cell and “kinos” meaning movement. Cytokines

communicate to cells to move towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma.

  • Growth factors: specialized proteins that promote healing, reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.
  • Fibrin scaffolding: a network of proteins that join to help support a variety of living tissues. Fibrin allows blood to clot.

Many people have chronic non-healing wounds.  Treatments can vary with little to no success.  Some are even told amputation is the only option left for them.  PRP is a great wound care option.  The wound is healed thoroughly with treatments and pain is greatly improved with each treatment.

Treatments are only performed approximately every seven days.  You do not have to revolve around your treatments any more.  After each treatment, the wound is covered and not touched again until the next treatment is scheduled.

The patients’ blood is drawn, placed in a specialized centrifuge and the platelet rich plasma is separated from the red blood cells.  The platelet rich plasma is mixed with thrombin/calcium chloride and forms a gel-like consistency.   The PRP gel is placed over the wound.  Bactericidal factors and leukocytes decrease bacteria/viral pathogens at the wound site.

 

Platelet rich plasma is a safe and effective wound healing treatment with no risk of rejection.  PRP preparation is simple and effective healing for wounds.  Treating wounds from the start will allow the wound to heal faster and the person to regular activity.  If you have tried other wound care options with little to no success, PRP should be an option for you.

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RBC Staff