It has been widely observed that in arthritis and degenerative joint disease, many patients are opting for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy that is helpful in restoring hyaluronic acid and improves growth factors which improves the joint damage and stop the progression of the disease causing arthritis
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been very beneficial in restoring the damaged tissues and joints due to the presence growth factors that specifically treats the patients experiencing knee joint pain arthritis and osteoarthritis
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be explained as alike, blood with an advanced combination of platelets, the combination contains more than seven growth factors. Platelet rich plasma is drawn from the patient’s own blood specifically from the bone marrow or fat tissues and then introduced to another part of the body, where the damage or disease is found to be. Since PRP contains growth factors and increase the production of collagen so it heal damaged tissues and tendons and joint pain as a result of arthritis
PRP therapy is carried out through a series of injections that assist in resolving small cuts or wounds to the tissues and tendons presented in the whole musculoskeletal system. These injuries may include wounded and broken tendons, bones, muscles and joint capsules
Several patients need to undergo treatments for a period of four to six weeks. The basic aim of PRP is to produce new blood vessels and fibrous tissues to assist in repairing, tightening and build up torn tissues and broken joints
How PRP works?
PRP is injected into the affected areas which leads to wound healing and results in the deposition of new collagen with the help of proteins, platelets, plasma and white blood cells
Some PRP therapies consists of a high combination of stem cells that is injected into the affected areas the stem cells also work as a healing agent
The new collagen tightens with time and hence tightens the damaged ligaments or tendons strengthening it
PRP therapy is much more diverse than ordinary blood samples because it contains much higher combinations of platelets and growth factors. For instance, normal blood has about 6 percent platelets while PRP has about 94 percent of growth factors and Platelets.
PRP consists of proteins and cytokines and other bio active aspects that stimulates the natural healing process, including that of the skin and tissues or bones