What is Platelet-Rich Plasma and How Can It Help the Healing Process?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of plasma proteins derived from your blood. We centrifuge your blood and remove red blood cells, which results in a high concentration of platelets. The platelets contain growth factors that encourage a brisk healing response. The use of platelet-rich plasma at a concentration above baseline has been shown to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. PRP is used routinely in hospitals. We are using PRP for new treatments to regenerate bone or soft tissue you may have lost from disease or trauma.
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