Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments

Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments and using it Intra-Articular Applications
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<li>PRP Purpose: growth factors are released from within the and this promotes angiogenesis, cellular proliferation, and provides an extracellular matrix for cell rebuilding.</li>
<li>Indications: OsteoArthritis (OA), Tendonitis, Ligament injuries, burns, open wounds, bone grafts, dental procedures.</li>
<li>Administration of PRP may be performed every 2-3 weeks until desired effect (1-3 treatments). Re-administration every 9-12 months depending on the pet.</li>
<li>A “Flare” pain response occurs 24-72 hours post injection. The pain gets worse during this time before it gets better. We like to use NSAIDs to reduce this “flare” response.</li>
<li>Do not use ice or ice packs after a treatment. Cold causes vasoconstriction and thus reduces the effectiveness of the PRP treatment.</li>
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