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Pre & Post PRP care

Post PRP care 

Pre and Post PRP care

Both the pre and post PRP care and preparation are essential to get a maximal best result after the prp therapy procedure. Our doctors and clinic takes this ritual practice and observation diligently. It is known that both the smoking and excessive alcohol intake can diminishes the stem cell release, either one to two weeks before and after the PRP therapy. Avoiding these two factors can help significantly increase our popular PRP procedure success rate.

 

 

Stop all NSAID, supplements 1 week before PRP

Stop all NSAID pain killer, and supplements 1 week before PRP therapy.

 

Take great care in preparing the prp sample. Treatment of knee pain, ankle pain, shoulder pain, muscle injury, tendon and ligament injury, lower back pain and skin texture and color improvement all require post treatment care.

The platelet work by causing inflammation (the stage 1 of the wound healing). Any factors that can suppress the inflammatory response either before or after the PRP therapy can diminish the effectiveness of PRP therapy. The use of various medication such as steroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID in short (mostly pain killers) must be avoided in order to maximize the PRP effect.

A poor quality PRP harvest can be due to poor and inadequate devises that could not concentrate the PRP sufficiently. A poor separation bottle design or a poor centrifuging machine can all upset the concentrating ability.

Furthermore, there is also a considerable inter-personal variation of platelet count which can ultimately affect the density of platelet collected. Not only have that, within the same person, the variation also existed between day-to-day physical activity and status of health, or hydration status.

All said, it must be noted that it is not always the case of more is necessarily better. The variability of the platelet concentrating technique may alter and affect the platelet degranulation (or release of growth factors is the meaning) characteristic. The degranulation process is the way in which the platelet is activated causing the release of various bioactive proteins, the growth factors and cytokines. Because of this, it can affect the clinical outcome of PRP therapy. That is why some study do not show significant effect of PRP therapy as compared to other studies.

 

Pre and post PRP therapy preparation (1-2 weeks before and after PRP):

  • Avoid smoking or
  • Avoid excessive alcohol
  • Avoid steroid medication
  • Avoid NSAID medication
  • Avoid herbal preparation
  • Stop all supplements