PRP is short for ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma’. Our blood contains plasma, which in turn has platelets in it. As the name suggests, PRP is simply plasma which is rich in platelets. According to the AAOS, “the concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.”
The human body requires platelets in order to repair itself. By increasing the number of platelets available to the body, we can increase the speed at which the body can repair itself. In other words, PRP enhances the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. This has many positive implications – PRP can be used in a variety of situations to:
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