What is Platelet rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) consists of plasma sample from one’s own blood enriched with autologous platelets for possible stimulation of bone and soft tissue healing. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing after injuries. After the appropriate preparation the concentration of platelets and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.

In which Conditions

PRP is most effective in the treatment of:

  • Chronic tendon conditions
  • Tennis elbow
  • Patellar / quad tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fascia
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathyHamstrings tendinopathy
  • Acute Ligament and Muscle Injuries
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Knee sprains.
  • Bursitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • SI joint pain
  • Early stage of knee and hip arthritis

The Procedure

Blood must first be drawn from a patient’s arm. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then activators are mixed with PRP and the sample is injected to injured site to promote tissue healing.

What is Stem cell therapy

Biological cells are capable of proliferation, self-renewal, conversion to differentiated cells (bone, muscle, cartilage and ligament or tendon cells) and their primary function is the maintenance, repair and regeneration of tissues.

In which Conditions

Stem cells are most effective in the treatment of:

  • Bone-Joint Injuries
  • Bone defects (non union, delayed union, tumor etc)
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Wound Healing
  • Tendon Healing
  • Cartilage Defects

The Procedure

Bone marrow is aspirated and prepared with specialized devices to remove any unneeded components allowing for optimal effect of the stem cells. Stem cells may be directly applied into a lesion either surgically or via local injection.