The main cells used in PRP are platelets. Platelets are responsible for the coagulation of blood and they also contain growth factors, which induce the repair and recovery of the damaged tissues. Before PRP, the platelet-rich serum is separated from the blood after a couple of processes. This fluid is directly injected in the injured region of the body. The goal is to accelerate the recovery and ensure a permanent outcome. PRP is commonly practiced by the physiatrists.
PRP is widely implemented by the physiatrists in the treatment of various musculoskeletal system diseases.
Platelets participate not only in the coagulation but also contribute to the recovery of the damaged tissues. Platelets, which are found in the PRP fluid, contain tissue repairing factors.
During PRP, the repairing factors are directly injected into the damaged tissue. Thus, the stimulation of the recovery with the help of the self-repairing mechanisms of the body and the alleviation of the complaints of the patients are targeted. PRP is a non-surgical innovative treatment method and is widely used. PRP is one of the regenerative methods in medicine.
The preparation method of the PRP fluid and the injection technique play an important role in the success of the therapy. The destruction of the platelets and activation of the tissue-repairing hormones and cytokines increase significantly the success rate of PRP therapy.