PurePRP® may help to improve the symptoms of many debilitating conditions involving the bones, joints or other tissue types. Patients have enjoyed great success when receiving this therapy in place of surgery or other invasive procedures. This amazing therapy consists of the careful extraction of concentrated platelets and other regenerative cell types from your own blood. These cells are then resuspended in a small volume of your blood plasma and then applied to the treatment site. PurePRP® has been used by physicians to successfully treat various conditions.
It is well documented that not all PRP is the same. Patients may experience varied outcomes with PRP applications, this generally attributed to the type of PRP preparation. The best results are attained when PRP contains therapeutic concentrations of platelets and growth factors. PurePRP® is scientifically proven to provide therapeutic concentration of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines which are the cellar components needed for tissue regeneration and pain reduction.
PurePRP® injection procedure is performed at the point of care (at the bedside). On the day of the procedure the patient is made comfortable while the PurePRP® is prepared. The injection site is aseptically cleansed and then locally anesthetized. Using a small gauge needle, the physician will introduce the PurePRP® into the affected area. The injection procedure is usually completed in under 10 minutes. The physician will then provide post-procedure instructions which will include avoiding NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
PurePRP® provides concentrated growth factors and other active healing mediators to the affected area. Once this occurs a set of bioactive processes take place causing active tissue repair. This process goes on for weeks after just one application. Patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks. The improvement will continue for up to 6 months.
What Studies Show
Autologous Platelet Gel and Platelet Poor Plasma-Reduce Pain With Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Zavadil D, et al. JECT 2007:39,177-182
- Lower pain scores
- Less narcotics use for pain
- Better internal rotation
- Less blood loss
Comparison of surgically repaired Achilles tendon tears using platelet-rich brin matrices.
Sanchez M. et al. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Feb;35(2):245-51
- Athletes receiving PRP recovered their range of motion earlier (7 vs 11 weeks).
- Those treated with PRP were able to return to their sports activity at an average of 14 weeks compared to an average of 22 weeks without PRP treatment.
Ongoing Positive Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Corticosteroid Injection in Lateral Epicondylitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial With 2-year Follow-up
Taco Gosens MD, PhD, Joost C. Peerbooms, MD, Wilbert van Laar and Brenda L. den Oudsten, PhD
After 24 and 52 weeks the cortisone group did not maintain significantly low pain scores, but the PRP group remained at low in both VAS and DASH pain scores.