Scientific advances in the medical industry have uncovered specific mechanisms and cellular processes that are involved in wound healing, bone growth, and repair. When the body is healing an area that has been wounded, blood flows to the location to bring platelets and vital cells that contribute to the repair and healing processes. These platelets contain a variety of growth factors that stimulate the healing functions on a cellular level.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
For Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, then used to capture plasma rich in growth factors, platelets, lymphocytes, and other special healing cells. Drs. Blecha and Jandali have invested in medicinal-grade machines that can create both Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Plasma-Rich Fibrin (PRF). For PRP Therapy, PRP and PRF are not altered chemically, and they contain no ingredients from animals, other humans, or synthetics.
These concentrated platelets can be delivered to the surgical site during your PRP procedure, helping to stimulate the healing process and speed up recovery. Platelet replacement therapy and the use of PRP is beneficial in recruiting other cells from within the body to enhance wound healing. Both bone and soft tissue growth can be stimulated using this method. Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) can also be used to stimulate bone healing when bone grafting is part of the procedure.
Rebuilding Bone and Minimizing Side Effects
One of the most notable benefits that Naperville patients can obtain from this treatment is the ability to stimulate bone and soft tissue healing without the need to harvest bone from another part of your body. As a result, it is possible to avoid additional wounds, scarring, and a need for hospitalization.
When platelet growth factors are infused into the wound, the body is stimulated to promote healing. As a result, it is possible to reconstruct soft tissue and bone defects better than ever before, while minimizing patient discomfort.
Every situation is unique, which is why Drs. Blecha and Jandali must provide personal recommendations for individual treatments. Since these treatments are derived from your own blood, they are 100% natural and have minimal side effects. Depending on the circumstances, the treatment can be used by itself, or it is paired with bone grafting for optimal results.