PRP Treatment London Platelet Rich Plasma Whole blood is taken from the arm of the patient, for a standard treatment 20mls. The blood is anticoagulated with sodium citrate in order to stop the clotting process, which would destroy all of the platelets.
The blood is transferred into a special plastic tube before being spun for 8 minutes in a specially designed centrifuge. Platelets stick to normal plastic and glass so the cylinder is totally antistatic. This is a very important aspect of the treatment, often overlooked by other PRP extraction systems, and certainly absent in 'DIY' non-patented PRP systems.
The centrifuge gently reaches the optimum spinning speed and exerts the required G force on the tube and platelets. Once spun, the blood tube is removed from the centrifuge. The yellow coloured plasma is seen clearly separated from the red blood cells.
Most of the platelets are found in the bottom 4mls of the plasma. This is known as the 'platelet rich portion' and is what we use for treatment.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is then injected into the damaged tissue; the joint, the muscle, tendon or other tissue. The sky is literally the limit and there are plenty of scientific papers to prove that the treatment works.
Where do we source the tubes?
Proteal is a leading manufacturer of PRP kits and are major contributors to the understanding of PRP and its production. They are based in Barcelona and supply most PRP clinics in France and Spain.