Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What is PRP and Why is it Used with Stem Cell Therapy?

Your healing will depend on many factors, and platelets are the most important. The mixture of serum and concentrated platelets are known as PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. Many people are under the assumption that PRP and stem cells are the same, but that is not true. So, let’s clarify the difference.

Although both use your body’s very own natural reparative factors in order to harness the healing resources of your body to repair any injured tissues, these two treatments are different; however, PRP treatments are used repeatedly to help find stems cells that are in treated areas. PRP has the ability to repair mild damage. When PRP is injected into your body, the cells will release growth factors – as well as other proteins – that promote wound healing within your body’s soft tissues and bones.

The growth factors that platelets contain are used to ramp up healing. When growth factors – PRP – are added to cells, the cells react by working harder, and at a much faster rate. PRP is used with stem cell therapy in a variety of healing situations, including:

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Surgery 
  • Healing Healing of Nonunion Fractures 
  • and more… 

Even though stem cell therapy is much more advanced, PRP treatment is becoming well-known by the mainstream media – as well as surgeons and medical professionals around the world. PRP may not be stem cell therapy, but when it is paired with the treatment, it becomes an important factor of rejuvenation medicine; in the future, PRP is expected to take on a much larger therapeutic role.

At Stem Cell Therapy, we will use more than one injection to help maximize on the results. The doses of PRP that we inject help enhance tissue repair and healing, at an accelerated pace. Contact us to learn more about PRP, and why we use it with stem cell therapy.

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