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PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma

PRP injection has become a popular treatment for wound healing and athletes’ physical injuries. You might have heard about famous athletes such as Tiger Wood who received PRP injections to heal their injuries. Additionally, its improving effect for aging signs such as wrinkles is proved.


What Is PRP Injection?

Plasma is the liquid part of your blood made of water and soluble protein. This liquid lets the white blood cells, red blood cells, and the platelets to stream through the veins and blood stream. Platelets are a type of blood cell which are responsible for blood coagulation. They also play an important role in healing wounds. Physicians use PRP injections to heal skin and injuries of tendons, muscles, and joints. A nurse takes your blood to extract the platelets. A centrifuge separates the platelet-rich plasma from blood. The treatment area will be numbed by anesthetic before injection. Sometimes, the exact injection area is located by sonography, especially in the muscles.

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