Dr Hitesh Patel is Consultant – Pain Management & Palliative Care he recieved his M.D. from B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad, Asia’s largest hospital, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He earned his F.I.P.M. (Fellow In Pain Management) at Daradia Pain Hospital in Kolkata, which is affiliated with the Aesculap Academy in Germany. He received his C.C.P.P.M. (Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine) from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Ahmedabad, the state’s largest cancer hospital.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets. PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and uk zopiclone soft tissue growth factor-rich plasma that contains more than 1,000,000/μl platelet count is referred to as PRP.
Advantages of Using PRP:
Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation
Induction of cell differentiation
Extracellular matrix formation.
Recruitment of other cells to the site of injury.
WHY PRP TREATMENT
Non-Surgical 30 minutes outdoor procedure
It is safe and uses your own blood around 20 ml
High platelet counts are generated
PRP is injected into the affected region
DR PRP KIT FOR PRP THERAPY
Procedure: we take 18 ml of patient blood and add 2 ml of anticoagulant then transfer to Dr. PRP kit. Then we put this kit in the Remy PRP ULTRA machine where the platelet is separated from the blood. We fix the platelet and blood in separate chambers and then again concentrate the platelet to get more concentrated good quality PRP. And finally, we inject this PRP into the injured/ damaged area
PRP Before Treatment Instructions
Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for 10 days before treatment. These substances impair platelet function in the normal clotting process and thus promote bleeding and bruising. Eat a light meal and be well hydrated as this treatment does require us to draw some blood. Most patients can resume normal activities after this treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma Post Treatment Instructions
DO NOT USE NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDs) (like ibuprofen or naproxyn), or ASPIRIN for at least the next two weeks. This is very important and will negate the effects of the therapy by inhibiting inflammation . (If you have a prescription for aspirin for a medical condition talk to me about it as your aspirin may be too important to stop.) We want the inflammation to start the healing process. Do not smoke.
After the first 2-3 days, the pain should calm down. You will start having “good days and bad days” where you have more and less soreness. This is a good response.
For the first 2 days, no activity, rest only. On day 3 move the limb/joint through its full range of motion without resistance. Move it around. On days 4 – 14 start doing negative eccentric exercise with the limb. This means applying resistance while the muscle is lengthening
with no resistance while the muscle is shortening. 2 sets of 30 gentle repetitions twice a day. Gradually increase resistance. It is vital to move the limb to stimulate proper healing. Cross-train for your cardio workout as you are able. (Swim, deep water running, upper body bike, recumbent bike, elliptical, walk, etc.) If your Achilles tendon was injected if you want you can start jogging at 2 weeks if you feel up to it. Formal Physical Therapy should start at 2 weeks.
Come in to be re-evaluated at two weeks. If you have had the condition for a long time, it will most-likely take several PRP treatments to reverse it and get back to pain-free full activity. If more injections are needed, they are usually done about every four to eight weeks. Do not use NSAIDs for the week before your next injection. Three to six injections is usual to resolve many chronic conditions
Dr Hitesh Patel is Consultant – Pain Management & Palliative Care he received his M.D. from B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad, Asia’s largest hospital, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He earned his F.I.P.M. (Fellow In Pain Management) at Daradia Pain Hospital in Kolkata, which is affiliated with the Aesculap Academy in Germany. He received his C.C.P.P.M. (Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine) from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Ahmedabad, the state’s largest cancer hospital.