Blood is mainly a liquid (plasma), which contains some solid components (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Platelets contain growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma that has a higher concentration than what is typically found in blood, which means a higher concentration of growth factors than usual. PRP is prepared by drawing a small amount of your blood, much in the same way you would do lab work at your primary doctor. The platelets and plasma are then separated from the other blood cells in a process called centrifugation. The plasma and high concentration of platelets are then injected directly into the injury site, to stimulate your body’s natural healing process.
What is PRP injection?
Inside Badia Hand to Shoulder Center
(powered by Google Maps)