Platelet Rich Plasma is plasma that has more platelets than you would typically find in the blood. Plasma is the liquid found prevalently in the blood. Platelets are also contained in the blood and they help the blood clot. The platelets also contain proteins that help heal injuries to the body. The amount of platelets found in platelet rich plasma is anywhere to five to ten times more than normal blood.
How Is Platelet Rich Plasma Used?
Platelet Rich Plasma is used to help speed up the process of healing after an injury or accident. The actual site of the injury is treated with the platelet rich plasma. The plasma is injected directly into the area that was injured. When an area of the body is injured during a sport, such as running, it can become inflamed, swollen, and painful. Platelet rich plasma, combined with an anesthetic, is injected directly into the tissue that is inflamed. It may take a few weeks before you can feel the benefits of the injection. Platelet Rich Plasma can also help improve the healing process after you have had surgery. You can have an injection of platelet rich plasma during the surgical procedure.
How Is Platelet Rich Plasma Related To Stem Cell Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma is considered a regenerative therapy, just like stem cell therapy. However, the types of cells that are used for each therapy is different. Stem cell therapy uses stem cells, which are a general type of cell. These cells can be found in many different places within the body. These types of cells are usually taken from your bone marrow or the adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is usually found in fat. Platelet Rich Plasma, on the other hand, comes from your blood and uses mature and specialized cells.
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