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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

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Magellan Laser Blood Centrifuge

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.

As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone, cartilage and soft tissue.

It is the yellow goo that was around our scraped knees when we were young, or being unfortunate enough to have road rash as adults. This goo grew the new tissue to replace the damaged tissue. When platelet rich plasma is injected into a site, it expands like a popcorn kernel that has just popped, and recruits additional growth factors from our blood stream. Growth and repair continue for one month following these PRP injections. The result is new, healthy tissues that is permanent. Chronic pain is many times eliminated and surgeries are either deferred or in many cases eliminated. 500 hospitals nationwide utilize PRP including Mayo Clinic.

Where do we get this PRP? The collection of our own blood, just like a routine blood test, which is placed in a markedly advanced centrifuge (see picture above) which separates the PRP from platelet poor plasma and red blood cells. No side effects since it’s a person’s own blood products being injected back into them.

26040739_sPRP is a injection procedure commonly used to treat the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, and hip
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
  • ACL Injuries
  • Urine incontinence
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Cosmetic (Face Lift, Breast Lift, Penile Enlargement)
  • Hair Restoration

 

PRP has received much attention in the media a s a result of it’s use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes. The MVP of 2009 Super Bowl sustained a high ankle injury two weeks before the big game, after PRP he not only played but received the MVP award.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure takes less than an hour including preparation and recovery time. Performed in a doctors office, up to three injections may be given six weeks apart for more extreme cases, most resolve after one visit. Results can vary from patient to patient.

Further questions? Please contact Dr. John Alevizos at Alevizos Medical at (949) 916-3600 to see if you are a candidate for PRP Therapy.

See Magellan Blood Centrifuge in Action.

* Disclaimer: Please note that PRP therapy results may vary. However, these examples may not be applicable and/or typical to all patients of Alevizos Medical.

The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

 

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