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Introduction

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous solution comprised of a hight concentration of platelets and WBC’s suspended in plasma. Platelets are the body;s first line of defense to stop bleeding. WBC’s are the body’s first line of defense in fighting infection. When Activated, these platelets release many growth factors that accelerate the body;s natural healing process.

 

 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma

Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated platelets and white blood cells produced through centrifugation of the patient’s own blood.

Autologous Platelet Gel (APG) is a biologic substance prepared by the surgeon from the patient’s own PRP that is mixed with thrombin and calcium chloride.

Surgical Benefits:

  • Accelerated and enhanced healing
  • Reduced infection rate
  • Decreased dermal scarring
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved hemostasis
  • Decreased bruising

This cutting edge technology is being utilized in many specialties including: Orthopedic, Plastics, ENT, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Oral, and General Surgery.

The known contraindications for Platelet rich plasma include:

  • Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Critical Thrombocytopenia
  • Hypofibrinogenemia
  • Hemodynamic Instability
  • Sensitivity to Bovine Thrombin

Please notify your physician if you have any of the known contraindications listed above.