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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy

Platelets, typically known to us as cells responsible for making blood clots, also contain powerful growth factors crucial to helping injured tissue heal. Thus, the science behind PRP therapy is to concentrate platelets and their growth factors and accurately place the plasma directly into damaged tissue. PRP subsequently amplifies the healing process by directly repairing tissue and recruiting progenitor cells as well. This process also provides better blood supply and overall a more optimal environment for regenerative healing.

PRP is made by drawing whole blood and carefully spinning the blood in a centrifuge until it separates into its different components – plasma, white blood cells, and red blood cells. The plasma, or “buffy coat,” contains concentrated platelets and growth factors which are isolated from the other layers then injected into damaged tissue with direct image guidance. PRP is an extremely safe procedure that uses the patient’s own blood. The Texas Cell Institute uses high complexity FDA-approved sterile laboratory conditions to produce patient PRP, and ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance to accurately place the injection. Patients are offered sedation during the injection process for comfort and ease. Some temporary soreness may occur at the site of the injection, which can be treated with ice, rest, and a mild analgesic. PRP treatment requires patience, compliance, and motivation. Proper regeneration and healing of injured tissue requires time, physical therapy, and a positive focus towards reaching the goal of decreased pain and increased functionally.

PRP has been gaining public attention as an encouraging treatment for a diverse array of medical disorders. As an alternative to surgery, this treatment is exciting and promising. The medical community continues to improve and learn more about using PRP continually. We at Texas Cell Institute are excited to be on the forefront for offering this cutting-edge therapy.

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    • How does PRP work to heal musculoskeletal injury?

    • Why is PRP a treatment I should consider?

    • How long does PRP take to work?

    • Are there any risks associated with PRP treatment?

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    • How is PRP prepared?

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