PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
Dr. Robert Bateyko “Dr. Sarasota” is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine and specializes in regenerative medicine in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Robert Bateyko is fellowship trained in regenerative medicine and provides Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy and other regenerative medical treatments in Sarasota, Florida.
As a expert in regenerative medical treatments, patients travel from around the world to our clinic in Sarasota, Florida to have Dr. Bateyko perform PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy services and related treatments.
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PRP is used to treat arthritis, sports injuries, sprains, strains and ruptured tendon, osteoarthritis of knee, hip, wrist, shoulder. Musculoskeletal pain including neck and back Fibromyositis, bursitis and TMJ.
PRP therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as “Orthobiologics.” The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
Essential for understanding the biologic rationale of PRP is understanding the role of platelets in wound healing as well as the clinical effect of PRP in bone regeneration and soft tissue healing. PRP stimulates an earlier and more complete revascularization derived from the connective tissue base, which develops a nutrient gradient into which epithelial cells can migrate. For skin repair after wounds or surgery, such early epithelial coverings of exposed granulation tissue and connective tissue and the development of dermis are thought to be the mechanism that reduces scarring and provides a maximum regeneration of normal skin pigmentation.
For bone repair, platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be added to harvested autogenous bone or to a mixture of autogenous bone and freeze-dried bone/alloplastic material to improve the consistency for handling during surgery and minimizing particulate migration as well as to add increased platelets (i.e. increased growth factors) into the area. In cases involving surgery-free repair of joints, tendons, and ligaments, blood taken from the patient is processed into PRP and then injected into the injured area to accelerate healing.