WHAT IS PRP, PLATELET RICH PLASMA FAQS EXPLAINED

Posted on September 3, 2015 by:

 

What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a biological agent used to promote healing.  It is a super concentrated solution or plasma containing growth factors and Platelets.  This concentrated solution once placed in sites of trauma promotes healing and regeneration of tissues

What are Adult Stem Cells?

 An adult stem cell is thought to be an undifferentiated cell present in everyone that can renew itself and can differentiate to specialized cell types of the tissue or organ. The purpose they serve to the human body is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.

Where do Adult Stem Cells come from?

 Adult stem cells are found in in different tissues around the body.  The primary sources for adult stem cell in regenerative medicine are from the bone marrow and from fat.  Both these sources are rich in a specific type of adult stem cell known as a Mesenchymal Stem Cell or MSC.

What is the difference between Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells?

 Adult stem cells are cells that are harvested from the patient himself or herself.  These cells are used in many purposes in Regenerative Medicine because they have the ability to turn into a large number of different cell types in the body.  Also, Adult Stem Cells come from the patient themselves which minimizes the chance of rejection and eliminates the need for tissue typing.

Embryonic Stem Cells are stem cells that are from an embryo. These cells are often created in a laboratory setting after combining an unfertilized egg with a sperm.  These cells have the ability to turn into any cell type but since they are from a donor source chances of rejection and tumor formation may occur.  This is a large reason why Adult Stem Cells are being used for regeneration procedure instead of Embryonic Stem Cells.

How long is a CLINICell-PRP Procedure?

A CLINICell-PRP procedure lasts roughly an hour.  In this time blood is collected from the patient (20-60cc), next the blood is spun in a centrifuge to isolate Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, last the PRP is injected to the site of Trauma under ultrasound guidance.

Are cell procedures FDA approved?

Yes, stem cell therapies are legal under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. The FDA is working to approve stem cells for newer applications. Our therapies are in compliance with CFR 21 part 1271 and fall under the same surgery exemption discussed in 1271.15 (b).

How many CLINICell-PRP treatments does it take to see results?

Often times for therapeutic benefit a patient may receive 1-6 treatments of CLINICell-PRP.  As all medial application results vary by patient and nothing can be guaranteed.


What are the requirements to become a CLINICell patient?

Once you a patient decides they are ready to become a patient contact your local healthcare provider.  There are various application for PRP therapy and a qualified healthcare provider can help you determine is it is the right procedure for the patient. Some procedures currently using PRP therapy are for Osteoarthritis, Sports Injuries, and non-healing fractures.

Patients that are disqualified are patients with blood diseases, are pregnant, and excess weight.  Other parameters can also disqualify a patient. (i.e. a joint to damaged to have therapeutic benefit from PRP)

 What types treatments that are currently using CLINICell-PRP?

 Common treatments currently using PRP therapy are the following: (Note not all procedures are listed and is chosen under the guidance of the practicing healthcare professional)

-Wounds

-As a Surgical Dressing

-Burns

-Osteoarthritis

-Sports Injuries

-Non-Healing Fractures

-Mandible Degeneration

-etc.

Can certain vitamins and supplements help increase my results?

Under the guidance of you healthcare professional certain vitamins and supplements may help increase the results of a CLINICell-PRP procedure.  In example, after a ACL regeneration procedure using CLINICell-PRP a physician may decide to start their patient on glucosamine and chondroitin to help maximize the recovery of the knee joint.

Should I follow the CLINICell-PT Physical Therapy plan after my treatment?

The CLINICell-PT kits have been designed to help maximize the outcome of the procedure.  It allows a patient to take home a CLINICell kit to help them perform at home Physical Therapy to help maximize their procedures outcome.  The kit uses braces to help protect the joint, and specific low impact physical therapy exercises to help strengthen a joint back to health.  All Physical Therapy routines should be first consulted with the healthcare professional before starting.

 

 

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