Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) concentrate is a component of your blood that contains special factors or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Chemicals released (cytokines) and growth factors encourage healing and result in a reduction of inflammation.
With that concept doctors are using PRP Therapy to kick start the patient’s own healing system and ultimately reduce the pain. It is widely used in injuries of the musculoskeletal system,i.e joints,muscles,tendons and ligaments. It may be used as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a multidisciplinary treatment protocol.