What is the Difference Between PRP and PL?

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With so many treatment options and variations, figuring out the difference between treatment options can be a daunting and tricky task. However, key differences can make one treatment better for certain situations than others. For example, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PL (platelet lysate) are similar treatments, and they are made in almost the same way, but they work in different areas. Dr. Matthew Kohler, board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, can help you determine the best one for you. Schedule a consultation with Ospina Medical in New York City, NY to learn more about PRP and PL treatment.

What are PRP injections?

PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) injections are designed to help regenerate injuries, such as injured tendons and ligaments, muscle strains and tears, and minor arthritis. This is made by collecting a blood sample and then putting the blood tubes into a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These platelets are made into serum and then injected directly into your injured tissues. This allows your body to stimulate growth factors and naturally make reparative cells to help your body fix your injury. PRP is believed to slowly release growth factors over about one week, like a time-release medication.

What is platelet lysate treatment?

PL (platelet lysate) starts in the same way as PRP by taking blood and concentrating the plasma. However, platelet lysate uses additional processing to make a more pure and concentrated serum than PRP alone. Our lab removes the outer coating of the platelet to leave the concentrated growth factors; this helps it act more immediately. PL can be used to treat different areas of nerve-related issues within an injury to your spine.

What are the main differences between PRP and PL?

Both PRP and PL are made similarly; however, platelet lysate has an additional step that makes the growth factors more concentrated in the serum. This additional step also makes PL safe for injection directly into spinal and nerve injuries and conditions, whereas PRP is not. PRP, on the other hand, is used for muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint issues. PRP also takes longer to take full effect. PL treatment is similar to an immediate-release medication and can help more quickly than PRP. If you are experiencing injuries to your spine, nerves, muscle, tendons, ligaments, and joints, then PRP and PL may be good options for you. Contact Ospina Medical in New York City, NY to learn more about how Dr. Kohler can help you determine the course of treatment that is best for your specific injury.

Where can I get PRP and PL treatment in New York City, NY?

PRP and PL are very similar treatment options. However, the key differences can help you decide which one is best for you. Dr. Matthew Kohler can also help you determine the most important similarities and differences between these two treatment options so that you can make an informed decision. Contact Ospina Medical in New York City NY for a full consultation on the state of your regenerative medicine needs.

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