What is Platelets Rich Plasma / PRP?
Platelets Rich Plasma / PRP is a part of the blood plasma rich with platelets, that contain growth factors and other substances that actively participate in treatment and renewal of damaged and/or diseased tissue.
What is PRP Therapy / Plasma Therapy?
A medical treatment, considered natural, biological treatment method, that helps the organism (body) to heal itself using own blood products.
Where is PRP Therapy applied?
PRP Therapy is applied in conditions where we wish to stimulate faster recovery and treatment of tissue. With injuries of the muscular-skeletal system (injuries of muscles, ligaments, tendons…), with degenerative changes at joints (hips, knees, ankles…), in treating chronic wounds, aesthetic medicine, etc.
How is PRP Therapy performed?
40-150ml of full blood is taken from the patient’s vein, that is, processed by special method, in order to separate certain, required quantity of platelets. Product received is instilled by injecting to the previously defined diseased (injured) location. The entire procedure lasts for 15-30 minutes, and the total duration of stay of the patient at the clinic is approximately 60 minutes.
How to prepare for PRP Therapy?
One day before the treatment do not consume fat, spicy or salty food, and on the day of intervention drink as much liquid as possible.
Is PRP Therapy (injection) safe?
It is considered very safe intervention. The only discomfort the patient may experience is typical for any form of injection (pain, bleeding, redness of the skin and swelling on the penetration location).
Is PRP Therapy painful?
It is considered a painful procedure at the time and just after injection. The pain usually lasts for 10-15 minutes, in extraordinary cases up to 5 days, and then rapidly declines.
How to treat the location of injection administration?
Retain the protection and do not wet the location of administration for 24 hours.
How to treat the pain after PRP Therapy?
Use ONLY prescribed medications for pain. Local treatment depends on the type of indication of the treated area (sports injury, disease, aesthetic procedure, etc.).
NEVER USE NON-STEROID ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (brufen, ibuprofen, naproxen, ketonal, voltaren, advil, aspirin, andol, etc.)
Scheduling control examinations after PRP Therapy?
Control examinations are scheduled after 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and further, when required.
In which cases the PRP Therapy MAY NOT be implemented?
There are absolute and relative contraindications for the implementation of the PRP Therapy. Absolute contraindications, when the treatment may not be implemented, include:
Systemic blood diseases
Relative contraindications, when the treatment may be implemented with adequate preparation of the patient, include:
Autoimmune diseases of the bone and joint system
Liver and kidney chronic diseases
Operations in the last 30 days
Patients on anti-coagulant therapy
Application of corticosteroid 4-6 weeks before the intervention
Application of NSAI drugs in the last 7 days
When is it MANDATORY to contact your doctor?
If, two weeks after the treatment, the pain becomes more intense and the patient feels: weakness, confusion, disorientation, loss of concentration, changes in bowel movement control, increased temperature or changes on the skin in the form of redness, rash, etc.