Medical science has improved tremendously in the modern era that now we can see those happening which no one could imagine even 10 years ago. The revolutionary Regenerative medicine is a blessing of modern medical science which is doing wonders in this field. It’s PRP-stem cell treatment is winning the battle against the traditional surgical approach which is a new buzz now.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The best & updated medication method!
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is fluid from blood which is enriched with platelets that release growth factors for tissue healing. It is one of the three broadly involved areas of the revolutionary regenerative treatment. Researchers have produced PRP by separating plasma from blood and concentrating on it.
PRP is an innovative treatment which uses the body’s own natural healing process to speed up healing. Its an autologous treatment derived from one’s own blood.
The process of PRP starts with collecting bloods from the patient’s body just similarly what is done for a normal blood test. This blood is being spun in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma component.
How PRP works
The Platelet Rich Plasma is activated only under light. At first the PRP is injected into the injured area and then 45 minutes to one-hour time is needed to wait to start further treatment. The anesthetic is injected 15 to 20 minutes before or at the same time when the PRP injection was injected. However, it depends on the type of the injury.
The growth factors and platelets in the plasma promote and multiply new tissues to accelerate the healing process. PRP has much higher concentration of platelets than normal blood. It means the higher concentration of growth factors has been released to the injured area. If it is compared to the cortisone injections, PRP shows much better result and lasts longer than the traditional one.
PRP can be used as a treatment for,
- Degenerative knee conditions
- Muscle tears
- Ligament & tendon injuries including tennis and golfers’ elbow
- Gynecological conditions
- Rotator cuff
PRP VS Traditional surgery
As this process works with one’s body’s own healing power and the medicine is made by one’s own blood this treatment is now safer than the traditional treatments as is believed by many. This process doesn’t require any traditional surgical approaches and medicines. In a conventional surgery, the recovery process is much longer and painful. Apart from this there always remains a risk of an unsuccessful surgery which prolongs the sufferings of the patients which knows no bound.
The risks involved in traditional surgical processes are,
- Complications related to anesthesia, including pneumonia, blood coats and rarely, death,
- Infection at the incision site which may lead to additional surgery
- Fluid build-up under the skin
- Boundless pain after the action of anesthesia is over
- Mild bleeding which may lead to another surgery and sometimes
- Excessive bleeding which may lead to death or can require a transfusion
- Numbness and tingling from nerve damage which could be permanent.
Apart from above points there could be numerous more complications and negative reactions of a traditional surgery depending on the surgery nature and surgical area. But in a PRP treatment one doesn’t require to go through such tough and painful conditions. By the time the injected PRP starts working, it releases the growth factors which signals the stem cell to regenerate the injured area.
Below, there are some points of why one should go for PRP treatment,
- Since PRP is taken from own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission or allergic reaction
- Its less painful than traditional surgery pain
- As PRP is taken from own blood, this treatment is safer and protected
- It is a reaction free treatment
Suggestions for after treatment recovery
However, before taking PRP one should drink plenty of water to assist the full process. Following the first PRP treatment, the patient will be advised to,
- engage with some exercise
- injury specific suggestions to recover quickly
- A rehabilitation is also suggested for the patient.
In this process the improvement is a gradual process. It may take some days to few weeks to recover.
As PRP is a very new addition to the medical field and yet to be understood properly, one should be cautious while planning to take this treatment. The doctors must be skilled enough to operate this treatment wisely and the medical equipment must be of top class.
In Bangladesh, the Australia based Surecell Medical is the first to bring this newly invented treatment with 100% effectiveness. It’s the pioneer to introduce the regenerative treatment for the very first time for the people of Bangladesh. They have the best skilled doctors in this field and world class medical technology. Its PRP-stem cell therapy can operate any surgical process in its own way, without shedding blood or using any traditional medicine.