Platelet Rich Plasma
Helping Yourself Heal
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is made from a small sample of your own blood (approximately 1 1/2 oz.). The process concentrates the platelets found in the blood sample. These concentrated platelets contain huge reservoirs of growth and wound healing factors. Growth and wound healing factors are natural components of your body. Clinical data has shown that growth and wound healing factors enhance and accelerate your body’s normal healing process.
The use of PRP is now readily accessible in our office. Benefits of PRP include the reduction of bleeding and bruising, decreased inflammation and swelling, enhanced wound closure, accelerated bone growth in rate and quantity, and reduction of overall healing times.
How Could PRP Be Used For My Surgery?
The use of PRP varies from procedure to procedure. PRP is most often applied to bone grafts and soft tissue graphs. Sinus Lift surgeries almost universally will use PRP to enhance healing and bone formation.
PRP is used to help fixate bone grafts as well as accelerate bone growth. PRP is also used to seal wounds and accelerate soft tissue healing.
Why is PRP (Enriched With Growth Factors) Preferred Over Other Products or Methods?
PRP is the only available product that contains elevated levels of all your naturally occurring growth factors. These growth factors are maintained in precisely the same ratios found circulating in your body but at a greatly increased concentration. Although recombinant products are available, these products are usually synthetic derivatives of a single growth factor. Fibrin glues are another product readily available to the physician. However, the fibrin glues currently marketed do not contain any growth factors ad are virally inactivated derivatives of blood components drawn from other donors.
Is PRP Safe?
PRP is derived from a small quantity of your own blood drawn at the time of surgery. The PRP is made point-of-care at the time of surgery and is under physician’s control. Also since the PRP is made from your own blood, it is insulated against the risk of disease transmission.