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Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as blood injection therapy, is a procedure used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems (involving the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscle, connective tissue, cartilage). Platelet-rich plasma refers to blood plasma that has been specially prepared, and contains as much as nine times more than the normal number of platelets. PRP therapy can be utilized for the treatment of various injuries and degenerative conditions, promoting a healing cascade at the site of injection. While there are many questions out there about this new procedure, being informed will put you in position for making the best medical choices.

Why is PRP Therapy So Effective?

Why is PRP Therapy So Effective?

by Yenny (SU)
You may have heard about an advanced form of therapy used to reduce inflammation and speed healing known as PRP therapy. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a product known as an autologous treatment, meaning it is derived from your own body. Many people wonder what makes PRP therapy so effective. The answer is simple, yet also complex, because PRP therapy harnesses the power of your body’s own regenerative properties. PRP contains high concentrations of platelets, while blood cells, stem cells, human growth factors including PDGF, TGF, VEGF and EGF, all of which are known to promote wound healing.

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