ProTec Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
ProTec PRP is a regenerative therapy that uses the healing benefits of an animal's own blood to jumpstart recovery. ProTec uses a sterile, single-use kit to draw a small amount of blood from an animal into a sterile tube. That tube is spun in a centrifuge at a specific speed. With the ProTec system, red and white blood cells are separated from the plasma so that the remaining plasma becomes rich in healing platelets and growth factors - referred to as a Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. Using a sterile needle, your veterinarian will inject only the PRP - typically a yellowish/gold color - into the wound or injury.
ProTec is ideal to use in any application where faster healing, increased wound strength, pain relief, and reduced scarring is desired. Your veterinarian may recommend ProTec PRP be used in tendon/ligament injuries, joint injuries, for wound healing, or for an injury where there is a need for increased blood flow.
Excellent Safety Profile
Because ProTec PRP is autologous and less invasive, it does not produce scar tissue and avoids the potential mobidity associated with traditional surgical procedures. Additionally, its use does not preclude subsequent surgical treatment.
ProTec PRP has been proven safe and effective in equine, other animal studies and extensive human use. ProTec provides symptom improvement with significant results generally seen within 10 days posttreatment.
ProTec PRP is recommended for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders causing pain and lameness in animals. ProTec can be used in combination with anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and PulseVet's own VersaTron shock wave system.