Platelet-rich plasma injections are a type of bone marrow aspiration that is used to help regenerate bone. This article gives an overview of the procedure, its benefits, and the potential risks associated with it.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of plasma that contains high levels of platelets and other cells that help heal wounds. The process of extracting PRP from your blood is called plasma fractionation and can be done in a few minutes using a centrifuge.
PRP Injections are most commonly used to treat cartilage and tendon damage, as well as knee joint repair. A small amount of PRP injected into the knee joint helps promote healing by stimulating the production of new cartilage cells and promoting the growth of existing cells.
The benefits of using PRP for knee joint repair include:
* Faster recovery time
* Reduced inflammation
* Improved cartilage regeneration
* Increased flexibility
Who Can Benefit from a PRP Injection?
There are a few groups of people who may benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for knee joint repair.
First, PRP injections can be beneficial for people who have arthritis and other conditions that cause inflammation in the knee.
Second, PRP injections may be beneficial for people who have damaged or torn cartilage.
Third, PRP injections may be beneficial for people who have osteoarthritis, which is a condition caused by inflammation and wear and tear on the joints.
Finally, PRP injections may be beneficial for people who have suffered a serious knee injury.