Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated blood sample that contains high levels of platelets, a critical component of the wound healing process. Platelets contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair.2-4 Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process.2-4
Harvest PRP delivers a concentration of autologous platelets and growth factors that is roughly 4-6 times greater than that found in whole blood. Unlike other products, it delivers a broad range of growth factors in the proper concentration and ratios to help optimize conditions for healing.1,5,6 Clinical studies have shown that application of PRP can help reduce bleeding, minimize pain, reduce infection rates, and optimize overall healing.7-14
Harvest PRP procedure packs are all-inclusive based on clinical need. They are designed for use with the multifunction SmartPrep® technology platform.
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3 Nurden A, et al. Platelets and wound healing. Front Biosci. 2008;13:3525-3548.
4 Zhang N, et al., Research progress in the mechanism of effect of PRP in bone deficiency healing. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013: Article ID 134582.
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6 Giusiti I, et al. Identification of an optimal concentration of platelet gel for promoting angiogenesis in human endothelial cells. Transfusion. 2009;49:771-778.
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8 Marx RE. Platelet-rich plasma: A source of multiple Autologous growth factors for bone grafts. In: Lynch, SE, Genco, RG, Marx RE, eds. Tissue Engineering: Applications in Maxillofacial Surgery and Peridontics. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc.; 1999; 71-82.
9 Gardner M, et al. The efficacy of autologous platelet gel in pain control and blood loss in total knee arthroplasty. Int Orthop. 2007;31:309-313.
10 Zavadil P, et al. Autologous platelet gel and platelet-poor plasma and its efficacy as a prophylaxis to prevent implant-associated spinal infection. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2007;39:177-182.
11 Li H, et al. Unique antimicrobial effects of platelet-rich plasma and its efficacy as a prophylaxis to prevent implant-associated spinal infection. Adv Healthc Mat. 2013,2:1277-1284.
12 Kasakos K, et al. The use of autologous PRP gel as an aid in the management of acute trauma wounds. Injury. 2009:40:801-805.
13 Bibbo C, et al. Union rates using autologous platelet concentrate alone and with bone graft in high risk foot and ankle surgery patients. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2005;14:17-22.
14 Bocanegra-Perez S, et al. Use of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;41:1410-1415.