Our Sugar Land doctors use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) as a powerful wound care method. PRP is a safe and effective healing method that uses the body’s own blood to help encourage the growth and regeneration of new tissues needed to heal a wound.
If you have a stubborn wound that is slow at healing
Call us today at (281) 302-5121 to schedule an appointment and find out if you are a candidate for PRP
Platelet-Rich Plasma is:
- Creates antimicrobial activity important in healing
Why is My Wound Not Healing?
There are a number of reasons why wounds may not heal. Often, slow healing wounds can be caused by underlying medical conditions such as Diabetes. Reduced blood flow in the extremities of diabetic patients results in slowed cellular activity necessary for the healing of wounds. Slow-healing wounds are often experienced in the extremities (arms and legs) as these areas are further from the heart and last to receive blood flow.
Common types of wounds we heal at our office:
- Pressure ulcers or bedsores
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Diabetic wounds/ulcers
The healing time for a diabetic ulcer can range from 10 to 12 weeks. If not properly treated, healing could take longer. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) offers the body a boost it’s healing potential, healing wounds quicker and safely.
Wound Care with PRP
PRP is created from the patient’s own blood. A small blood sample is drawn from the patient. This blood sample then undergoes centrifuging where it is spun at high rates until the red blood cells and plasma separate. Our doctors are interested in the plasma portion of the blood.
Plasma contains platelets and growth factors that help the body heal. This plasma is drawn into a syringe and turned into PRP injections. These injections are then usually topically applied to a healing wound.
A 2018 meta-analysis investigated Platelet-rich Plasma’s effectiveness in wound management. The meta-analysis showed that PRP in cutaneous wounds enhanced the healing process significantly in hard to heal and chronic wounds. The meta-analysis also noted PRP’s antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia Coli.*
If you are interested in learning more about PRP and wound care in Sugar Land, Texas, or surrounding areas, call (281) 302-5121 today. Our primary care physicians will answer any questions you may have about healing your wound with PRP.
*Chicharro-Alcántara, D., Rubio-Zaragoza, M., Damiá-Giménez, E., Carrillo-Poveda, J., Cuervo-Serrato, B., Peláez-Gorrea, P., & Sopena-Juncosa, J. (2018). Platelet Rich Plasma: New Insights for Cutaneous Wound Healing Management. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 9(1), 10. doi:10.3390/jfb9010010