The application of platelet rich plasma requires a good knowledge of anatomy, experience of orthopedists and superior knowledge of ultrasound presentation.
What is important to emphasize is that the whole process of blood clotting represents one very complex mechanism with a number of factors essential for the overall activation of the event cascade that will lead to tissue healing. Within 10 minutes of platelet activation, active growth factor secretion begins, so the resulting plasma should be administered within 10 minutes of preparation in a centrifuge device!
Depending on the clinical picture, but also experience, the orthopedist doses the amount of plasma to the painful site. An ultrasound examination is used to make the application as accurate as possible, even though the plasma is resorbed in the entire given area!
An orthopedic specialist determines the indication for this type of treatment by a detailed clinical examination and inspection of medical documentation. Despite the fact that this is a completely natural treatment with no side effects, it is important to note that not all patients are candidates for this type of treatment. This group of patients includes patients with malignant diseases, patients in a state of acute infection and patients in whom tissue damage is so great that we cannot guarantee success in treatment.
At the Ribnjak Polyclinic, the protocol for the use of platelet rich plasma includes between two and four treatments – in some patients, after two treatments, obvious progress in treatment is noticeable, while in some patients the results are visible only after multiple injections. It is an outpatient treatment in which blood is drawn after the examination, which is then centrifuged, and ten minutes later the platelet plasma obtained by centrifugation is injected at the desired location, usually under the control of ultrasound. At the end of the platelet rich plasma treatment cycle, an ultrasound examination by an orthopedic specialist follows. Control ultrasound provides us with a wealth of data on the condition of soft tissues and the effect of this application of this method of treatment.
High-resolution ultrasound, but also the experience of the orthopedic team of the Polyclinic, allows you to make a diagnosis, as well as adequate treatment options!
Ultrasound unmistakably reveals the progress in treatment and the exact determination of the condition after the injury and a more accurate prognosis of the recovery of the musculoskeletal system!
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