Platelet Rich Plasma Laser Treatment (PRP laser treatment)
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, other cells and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.
To speed healing, the injury site is treated with the PRP preparation.
This can be done in one of two ways:
PRP can be carefully injected into the injured area. For example, in Achilles tendonitis, a condition commonly seen in runners and tennis players, the heel cord can become swollen, inflamed, and painful. A mixture of PRP and local anaesthetic can be injected directly into this inflamed tissue.
Afterwards, the pain at the area of injection may actually increase for the first week or two, and it may be several weeks before the patient feels a beneficial effect.
PRP may also be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. For example, an athlete with a completely torn heel cord may require surgery to repair the tendon. Healing of the torn tendon can possibly be improved by treating the injured area with PRP after surgery.
Basic science, animal, and human clinical investigations have shown In general, PRPhas been shown to promote chondrogenic differentiation and lead to enhanced cartilage repair. Prp laser treatment is a good option, the added benefit of knee laser therapy makes this option very effective.
PRP Laser Treatment | Knee laser Therapy:
After injection of PRP into the joint or tissue, we irradiate the Knee or area with specific wavelengths of laser.
With this technique damaged joints can be irradiated directly and internally, resulting in significantly improved therapeutic results. With this technique we can reach depths of up to 12 inches. Green and blue lasers are normally absorbed by the surface of the tissue, thus the beneficial biological effects would not be used for joint issues, but using the interstitial laser technology, we can, for the first time bring blue and green laser to the inside of joints causing an anti-inflammatory effect.
Interstitial laser therapy is applied in treatment of:
- Chronic spinal disorders
- Disc herniations
- Scar pain after disc surgery
- Spinal stenosis
- Nerve lesions
- Deep tendon inflammation and sprains
- Sports injury prp treatment
- prp injections for pain
Intra-articular laser therapy is applied in treatment of:
- Knee Osteoarthritis prp treatment
- Hip osteoarthritis prp treatment
- Chronic shoulder syndromes
- Ankle Osteoarthritis prp treatment