Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) utilizes a concentrated element in our blood that’s enriched with growth and healing factors, as well as stem cells. Platelets are commonly known for their important role in blood clotting. Platelets also contain many proteins called growth factors, critical for the healing process of injuries.
PRP contains a high concentration of platelets and more than thirty bioactive proteins to help heal damaged tissue. Research suggests growth factors released by platelets supply curable cells, as well as stem cells that increase soft tissue healing and tissue repair. PRP is prepared by withdrawing a patient’s blood and inserting it at the affected site through injections.
If you’re interested in PRP, please call Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville at 904-645-0777 to schedule a complimentary consultation.