OB/GYN

Did you knowPRP from your own blood can be used to promote healing and hemostasis during and after C-Sections and other abdominal gynecologic procedures.  Prospective trials have demonstrated that the use of PRP in gynecologic surgery can significantly reduce post- op pain. Learn more about how PRP can help a recovering mother get up and going faster.

Is PRP right for me?

Recovering from a C-section is not always easy. The days following the surgery and the recovery period are known to be long and painful. Application of platelets and growth factors in a platelet gel provides a natural matrix for more rapid tissue regeneration enhanced by healing components. Patients and physicians are reporting less post-op pain and quicker return to normal range of motion after C-sections, resulting in happier, healthier new mothers.

In the United States, more than 350,000 women undergo major gynecologic surgery every year. Procedures that fall into this statistic include:

  • C-sections
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Abdominal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Urogynecologic procedures

Like any surgical procedure, post-op healing and pain are major concerns for both the patient and their physician. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), if applied during and/or after surgery, will help to accelerate the body’s healing processes and significantly reduce the amount of recovery time needed.

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How does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an autologous blood therapy that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. The body’s normal healing processes are dependent upon blood flow. Whether an open cut or a micro tear in a tendon, the body signals for and recruits platelets to the area of injury, releasing growth factors and stem cells to initiate healing and regeneration.

Today’s technology allows us to sequester and concentrate platelets from your blood and initiate that same healing process, in an accelerated fashion, by increasing the baseline concentration of platelets by four to seven times. PRP delivers a powerful dose of growth factors to the injury site and dramatically enhances the healing process.

If surgery is required, PRP can be used to:

  • Reduce inflammation and bruising
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce risk of infection
  • Reduce scarring

How is PRP used in a C-section?

This Video shows TV news coverage on Vitagel, a surgical hemostat being used for C-sections. PRP is being used very similarly, as an effective, natural, autologous surgical hemostat, and delivers a much higher concentration of growth factors than Vitagel, leading to further enhanced and accelerated soft tissue regeneration.

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