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What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Accelerated Healing for Your Pet!
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a product that utilizes blood plasma with concentrated platelets that, once activated, accelerate the healing properties of the isolated growth factor.
The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain mass quantities of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.
These bioactive proteins can initiate tissue healing, bone and articular cartilage regeneration and promote the development of new blood vessels.
PRP is safe, it is a completely autologous (from the body back to the body) procedure utilizing the body’s own healing mechanism and is minimally invasive.
PRP is a minimally invasive, day procedure. Patients are admitted to the hospital and blood is drawn from them, then the blood is processed by a veterinary nurse. After the PRP has been fully processed (takes about 90 minutes), the patient is given a short acting sedation to inject the affected areas with the PRP by the veterinarian. Then the patient is recovered from the sedation and sent home once fully recovered.
The procedure can also be done in conjunction with other surgical procedures.
The PRP procedure can be done at 30 day intervals for a total of 2-3 treatments depending on patient’s response.
Indications for PRP (but not limited to…)
- Wound Care
- General Inflammation
- Post-Surgical Healing