Platelet Rich Plasma
Or PRP, holds immense promise for the treatment of injury and disease. PRP typically is injected at an injury site to stimulate the healing response with additional platelets. The hype, which started from the use with professional athletes such as Tiger Woods and Raphael Nadal, has now subsided into peer-reviewed case studies and significant research on valid uses and expected outcomes of treatment. Today, PRP is also a treatment option for joint injury, sexual health, and even lung inflammation and injury.
Blood is drawn from the patient and is placed in a Magellan centrifuge for an initial “soft” spin to divide out plasma and platelets from red and white blood cells. The type of centrifuge is extremely important, as they vary in the amount of platelets they are able to collect. The Magellan Centrifuge is of the highest quality and effectiveness available. Make sure you ask before you pay!!!
The “soft” spin is followed by a “hard” spin that further concentrates the platelets into platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-poor plasma (PPP) components.
The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the site of choice. The platelet concentration in the PRP can be 5-10 times richer than usual!
Present naturally in everyone’s blood, platelets release growth factors and other immune system components to start the healing process when a person is injured. This is known as the inflammatory phase of healing. The PRP injection also helps with circulation and increased blood flow, which is another reason why it is so beneficial for increased sexual health.
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