PRP, better known as platelet rich plasma, is human blood that has been separated and spun down. This produces a concentration of blood platelets that is far above normal levels. Because platelets provide clotting benefits, they are beneficial in enhancing and expediting the healing process of tendons, tissues, ligaments, and muscles. Humans have blood that is made up of ninety three percent red blood cells, six percent white blood cells and one percent of plasma and platelets. Platelets that stop bleeding and clot the blood are very significant, as they are a crucial healing component.
Platelets are naturally rich in connective tissue growth. Because the human body’s first response to a tissue injury is to send platelets to the area to repair, PRP can help tremendously. The extra platelets will repair and attract stem cells to the injury quicker and more efficiently. By injecting PRP into damaged joints, ligaments and tendons, it will stimulates the natural repair process in a faster way. The main goal of PRP is to maximize the amount of blood platelets while minimizing the amount of red blood cells. Studies have proven that the growth factors platelets secrete help repair cells, augment tissue repair as well, and even speed up the healing of soft tissue. Platelet rich plasma has been used in numerous surgeries to help augment shoulder rotator cuffs and repair of the achilles tendon.
Getting the word out about PRP research through medical publishers is easier said than done; but still very doable. Because most of the medical publishing world is virtual now, the online realm allows for easier distribution of information. Another way to get the word out is to elicit help through doctor recommendations. This can occur by canvassing doctors offices and marketing the treatment so that they can recommend it to their patients who have the potential to benefit from it. Victims of torn ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) and other severe sports related injuries have a lot to gain from platelet rich plasma treatment, and having a doctor recommend it can help distribute information and spike interest a lot quicker.
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