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What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma is an autogenous fluid concentrate composed primarily of platelets which is used to accelerate healing of tendon, ligament, bone and other tissues. (PRP is defined as 5.5×1010 platelets/50ml). Protein Rich Gel is formed by combining PRP with thrombin and calcium chloride to form a semisolid material and has been used extensively in human dentistry.
How does PRP work?
Platelets are among the first cells to migrate to sites of tissue trauma, and in addition to their role in hemostasis, they contain numerous growth factors that stimulate tissue healing.
How is PRP created?
Platelet rich plasma can be generated at “point-of-care” by centrifugation of autologous blood followed by separation and extraction of the buffy coat. Several systems are available for the creation of PRP but all PRP is not alike. We specifically use the Arthrex system because it results in low amounts of white blood cells in the injection. High levels of white blood cells can increase collagen degradation and decrease matrix production
Some of the most exciting, new regenerative medicine treatment options are for:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Elbow Dysplasia
• Ligament injuries
• Tendon injuries
• Burn Wounds
I have never been to a more caring and loving animal hospital in my life. The staff is wonderful. The vet techs loved on and treated my dog like he was their own. The Dr.’s have an amazing line of communication and kept in touch with both my husband and I before, during and after our dogs surgery. They really do treat your pet as if it were their own, and not just another patient number or dollar sign. To see the genuine love and comfort they offered my dog and the others who were there, made my heart content knowing
what good hands he was in. I can’t recommend this place enough. Everyone from the receptionists at the front to the whole team in the back is outstanding. Thank you, Village Park Animal Hospital, for all that you did for us and Sampson, and what you do everyday for all your lucky fur
- Lisa & Martin S. | Palm Desert, CA