What is PRP?
In autologous blood therapy, the body’s own wound healing capacity is optimally used through the targeted use of growth and wound healing factors (PDGF, PDGEF, IGF, FGF etc.), the body’s own healing processes are stimulated and there is an improved blood flow in the treated structure.
How is PRP therapy carried out?
For the therapy, five milliliters of blood are first taken from the patient’s arm vein. The blood is then centrifuged; This process extracts that part of the blood that is particularly rich in growth and wound healing factors. The solution is then injected into the body (into the affected structure).
In my ordination, PRP therapy is carried out with the ACP system from Arthrex. This special method with a double-chamber syringe makes this procedure particularly safe. The PRP is injected into the deep hip joint in a targeted manner using ultrasound to guarantee precise therapy.
How many applications are necessary?
How many applications are necessary varies from patient to patient and depends on the area of application, the respective complaints and other factors. In most cases, a series of three sessions can be assumed.
Advantages of autologous blood therapy?
- Since the patient’s own blood is drawn and used, adverse reactions to treatment and intolerances are reduced to an absolute minimum.
- No foreign substances are used.
- The therapy results in no or only minimal downtime.
- The body is not further stressed by the therapy, as a rule the treatment is accompanied by a very short recovery time.
- Long lasting results
- Applicable for many diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Before starting the therapy, I will explain the individual treatment steps to you in detail. If you have any questions about the PRP therapy, I am happy to answer you personally.