What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body.
Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions. Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Treatment can harness the ability of the body to heal itself, and amplify the natural grow factor the body uses to heal tissue
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- PRP treatment has been used to support wound healing in trauma and joint injury. The technique can address male pattern baldness, stimulate the growth of hair transplants and enhance other cosmetic procedures.
- Because the treatment use a patient’s own tissues, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other procedures.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets.
These activated platelets are then injected directly into the injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells the body produces.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids.
In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, the injections are created from the patient’s own blood, and the body will not reject or react negatively to them.