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Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
Platelet rich plasma
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  • 1. Platelet Rich Plasma
    The What, Why and How’s
    By Staci Lorimer, Laurie Holmes and Jeff Freshour
  • 2. What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
    Treatment done to stimulate healing which involves injection of one's own growth factors into injured areas.
    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a new treatment used for some common orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries. PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood, and these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. By injecting PRP into areas of an injury, the hope is to stimulate and optimize your body’s ability to heal the chronic conditions.
  • 3. How is PRP Used?
    Treatment of tendonopathy
    Acute and chronic muscle strain
    Ligament sprains and intra-artiligament sprains and intra-articular injuries
    Joint pain such as arthritis and knee meniscus damage
    Bone Regeneration
  • 4. Additional Uses for PRP
    Wound Healing in Surgery
    Cardiac Care
    Skin Repair After Wounds or Surgery
    Cosmetic Procedures
    Disc Regeneration
    Dental Health
  • 5. Patients With Orthopedic Injuries
    Can Be Divided Into Two Types
    Recent Injuries
    Sports injuries (ligament and tendon)
    Chronic Recurring Injuries
    Tennis Elbow
    Osteoarthritisin the hip and knee
  • 6. Allograft: Case Studyby: Dr. James D. Kassolis
    Dental Implant Study of bone regeneration using Autogenous graft in the Aveolar Ridge
    Study was comprised of 36 patients needing Aveolar bone regeneration prior to implant placemement.
    Reports suggest that platelet-rich plasma (PRP), presumably high in levels of peptide growth factors, may enhance the formation of new bone when used in combination with autogenous graft material
    89% of these patients were considered clinically successful demonstrating complete bone coverage of the implant, no mobility, and a normal radiographic appearance.
  • 7. Achilles Tendon: Case Studyby: Dr. Steve Sampson, D.O.
    71-year-old male physician who ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing badminton.
    A musculoskeletal ultrasound was performed identifying major tearing with a few posterior fibers intact of the Achilles tendon.
    The patient received a platelet rich plasma injection graft under ultrasound guidance approximately 5 weeks following his injury.
    Initially he experienced some mild ankle swelling after activity, however 3.5 months after treatment he is 99% pain free with no limitations and is exercising without limitations.
  • 8. Radiographic Before and After Images of Achilles Tendon Treatment With PRP
    "PRP allowed me as a patient to have 'freedom'. I had ruptured my right Achilles tendon and was unable to drive my automobile. Because of PRP, I was able to speed up my recovery in physical therapy and had the 'freedom' to drive and NOT be a burden to family and friends. I am gratefully indebted to Steve Sampson, D.O."
  • 9. Video
  • 10. THANK YOU!
    Questions or Comments?