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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, and centrifuged to remove red blood cells. This results in a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood, and has been used to encourage an improved healing response.

PRP Treatment

Blood is essential for the body's normal healing process, and it contains a variety of nutrients as well as healing, and growth properties. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, and centrifuged to remove red blood cells. This results in a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood, and has been used to encourage an improved healing response.  PRP can also be further processed into an autologous protein solution that concentrates cells, platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory proteins (including IL-1ra and other anabolic proteins), depending on your pet's needs.

PRP can be injected directly into an injury or joint over a series of treatments to mediate inflammation,  potentially encourage a faster tissue repair, and decrease pain— all with minimal side effects.

Who can benefit?

PRP therapies and analogues have seen success in the human field and can used in conjunction with alternative and conventional therapies.

The following might benefit from PRP:

  • Pets who have undergone an orthopedic surgery or sustained an injury
  • Pets with osteoarthritis, tendon & ligament tears or injuries, and non healing wounds
  • Can be used with bone grafts or fractures
  • Pets with a joint disease or injury
  • Pets that are not responding to traditional anti-inflammatory medications or complementary therapies/nutraceuticals.
  • Pets that cannot tolerate NSAIDs.

Cost

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Cassandra Prpich
BVSc, MANZCVS (SAIM), DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology
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Trent Stephens
DVM, PharmD, MS, DACVS
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Longmont