Health

WHAT ARE PRP INJECTIONS USED FOR?

PRP Therapy Toronto has become a popular procedure for hair loss. However, apart from that, there are other medical issues, including wound and soft tissue healing which deal with pain, arthritis or injuries, may also require Platelet Rich Plasma injections, it works by supplying the injured areas with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other bioactive growth factors. PRP Therapy has brought the dream of regenerative medicine to life.

What is PRP most often used for?

PRP is used for arthritis or osteoarthritis, especially with degenerative knee cartilage, torn ligament, tendonitis, bulging or herniated disc, injuries due to sports or exercising, sacroiliac problems. Sciatic nerve pain, common hand injuries experienced by younger and middle-aged adults like carpal tunnel syndrome or texting thumb, chronic pain in areas like the neck, lower back, knees or shoulders and instability, loss of balance, stiffness and loss of flexibility or range of motion.

What really is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is a substance that is injected into the affected tissue, it could be either the joints or ligaments or tendons. This causes local inflammation and a wound healing cascade which results in the deposition of new collagen and initiate healing which is controlled by bioactive proteins that are present in the platelets, plasma and white blood cells. Some treatments even inject high concentrations of stem cells into the affected area. The new collagen shrinks as it matures. This shrinking tightens the damaged ligament or tendon, which makes it stronger.

The substance in PRP is very different from an ordinary blood sample. The substance contains a much higher concentration of platelets and cell ration. The platelets contain a number of proteins, cytokines and other bioactive factors which initiate and regulate the basic aspects of natural wound healing, including those of the skin connective tissue, etc.

Various researches have shown that the growth factor in PRP helps in the stimulation of cell replication, the proliferation of myoblasts, vascular endothelial growth and insulin-like growth factors which help to carry out repair of skeletal and muscular structures. The main growth factor which can be found in PRP includes platelet-derived, angiogenesis, fibroblast, hepatocyte, insulin-like, epidermal and transforming factors. The three plasma proteins of fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin also contribute to the body’s repair matrix.

 

Leave a Response