PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)&
Fat Autologous Transfer
What is PRP?
technique is actually not as new as you might have thought, and has in fact
been around for years. One might even say it is scientifically ancient, having
been used clinically on humans since the 1970s.
basis of its effect are in the innate healing properties of platelets, mostly
attributed to autologous growth factors and secretory proteins that may enhance
the healing process on a cellular level. Furthermore, PRP enhances the
recruitment, proliferation, and differentiation of cells involved in tissue
regeneration. Its application ranges from implant dentistry and orthopedics,
and now also to aesthetic dermatology.
How can PRP and Fat Transfer (Mesenchymal Therapy) Repair Joints?
PRP and Fat Stem Cells contain leukocytes that are key to tissue growth. It also contains stem cells that
are concentrated which allows for cell division and is able to attract
additional stem cells to the repair site. Regeneration occurs within the
tissues and fibrils ensues. Growth and repair continues for up to one month
after injection. The result is new, healthy tissues that is permanent. Torn
tendons, muscles and ligaments plague athletes in many types of sports. In
attempts to help heal the wounded tissue, some athletes, both amateur and
professional, have turned to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Much of the
publicity PRP therapy has received has been about the treatment of acute sports
injuries, such as ligament and muscle injuries. PRP has been used to treat
professional athletes with common sports injuries like pulled hamstring muscles
in the thigh and knee sprains.
PRP treatment is extremely safe. Because PRP
is produced from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. In
addition, PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells, your natural
defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our