PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is a method prepared from one’s own blood and used to stimulate and regulate healing in many areas of medicine. It is based on the logic of stimulating healing by revealing the healing factors in people’s blood cells.
Between 10-60 ml of blood is taken from the patient, this blood is separated by disposable special filters and centrifuge devices and the unwanted parts are removed. The separated 2-6 ml portion contains platelet-rich plasma and has found application in many musculoskeletal injuries. PRP is not a drug. It does not contain any substance other than the person’s own blood. Its effect is limited to the area where it is applied, unlike drugs.
While a single application is sufficient for PRP in some cases, it can be repeated at intervals of 3 or 4 weeks depending on the condition of the disease. It is used in Chronic Tendinitis, Knee Ligament Injuries, Knee Cartilage Damage, Knee Calcification.