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What is it?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created when blood is taken from a patient's vein and placed in a special centrifuge to concentrate platelets (usually 3-5 times their normal concentration). After the PRP is prepared, treatments are administered via IV infusion for maximum effectiveness. Upon infusion, these supercharged platelets rush to the affected tissue (joints, ligaments or tendons, for example), and initiate a deposition of new collagen. The healing process is then initiated and controlled by bioactive proteins found in platelets, plasma and white blood cells. This results in the accelerated repair of damaged tissue.
How does it work?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments work by supplying injured areas with bioactive growth factors such as: natural proteins, cytokines, and stem cells.
PRP treatment is often used to treat the following conditions: