What to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet rich plasma is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities for accelerated healing after an injury. PRP therapy is becoming more widely used and recognized as an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment option for damaged ligaments, tendons and muscles, as well as alleviating osteoarthritis symptoms.
Human blood is composed of four main structures – platelets, plasma, white blood cells and red blood cells. With many years of research, it has been proven that platelets naturally move toward an injured area and release growth factors to help it heal. Growth factors are capable of stimulating cellular growth and accelerating healing.