Regenerative medicine is relatively new, but it has huge potential. According to Denver stem cell treatment specialists, the therapies of the future will be based on the body’s immense ability to regenerate. In the future, regenerative medicine will focus on four main areas: cell therapies, in which stem cells play a central role, gene therapy, obtaining 3D tissues and organs, and process stimulation therapies.
Of these, PRP therapies are used to stimulate the body`s own repair processes and widely used in sports medicine.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) technique – The procedure has the effect of cell regeneration, by locally injecting a platelet concentrate into the affected tissue, a concentrate obtained from one’s own blood. Also known as “Vampire Therapy”, the PRP technique consists of collecting a blood sample from the patient which, is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the blood. The plasma is then separated into the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and platelet-poor plasma (PPP). The PRP is then injected into the affected tissue, helping to stimulate all stages of regeneration simultaneously.