PRP therapy has been increasingly applied in many fields of medicine for faster and more efficient regeneration and healing of injured tissues. The platelet-rich plasma is a concentrate of significant growth factors, which speed up the healing process. The regenerative abilities of platelets unlock a healing process in the injured site.
PRP therapy is largely applied for treating bone, tendon, muscle and cartilage diseases. The injection of high concentration of platelets in the injured part of a joint, tendon, bone or skin boosts the natural regenerative processes within the injured area.
In the department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Anadolu Medical Centre, the method is used for the following conditions:
- Meniscal tear
- Cartilage damage
- Muscular rheumatism
- Ankle dysfunction and pain
- Arthrosis of the knee or shoulder
- Injury of the cruciform ligaments
- Injury of the rotator cuff and pains in the shoulder
- Knee trauma.
- Achilles tendinitis
- Sports injuries
Pure PRP therapy
The non-activated PRP therapy is based on the property of plasma to self-activate under the effect of collagen in tissues (Gobby’s method). The activated PRP therapy uses calcium gluconate as plasma activator (Napolitano’s method). Studies showed efficacy of the method in about 80% of the cases.
PRP with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid assists in fighting inflammation processes by facilitating movements and by relieving the pain. A PRP promotes the rapid healing of the injured joints in a natural manner along with regenerating their functions. In the presence of hyaluronic acid, platelets work much faster and more effectively. Therefore, scientists have developed PRP with hyaluronic acid, which ensures regeneration of the joint or bone tissue and combined with analgesic effect.
PRP with hyaluronic acid (Cellular Matrix) is largely used in Anadolu Medical Centre for the treatment of diseases of the locomotorium. This method may significantly relieve the pain and to restore the joint mobility in 94.4% of the patients whose previous treatment has not been effective.
The PRP method is completely safe with minimum risk of infection. No side effects were reported. Excessive physical strain should be avoided after the therapy.