What is Platelet Rich Plasma and Why Should I Consider Using it?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a trending medical procedure that is mostly used to address musculoskeletal injuries. Even though it is popular, most people don’t really know much about how the procedure is carried out, and if it really works.

If you are one of them, then I suggest you read this article carefully, as we will be dissecting PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to learn how it is manufactured, what conditions it can be used to address, and some myths and facts about it. Sounds interesting? Read on.

Before we start, there is something you must know. You see, presently, numerous studies are being carried out to learn more about platelet rich plasma medical injections, and how to get the most from it. So, in the future, most of the present facts we know about PRP may be updated.

 

The following article by Prpinjection shed light on important things you need to know about PRP.

Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP injections)

PRP injections are a new medical technology used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. This website aims to provide information about this therapy and where it can be performed. The field of sports medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. Read more here.

You surely now know that PRP is a popular treatment option for patients with musculoskeletal injuries. You also now know why it is increasingly popular in recent years. Some questions that are likely going to be on your mind are- How many types are out there? And what conditions can it be used to address? Read the next article to find the answers to these questions.

 

This article by Nasir Hussain, Herman Johal, and Mohit Bhandari sheds light on the answers to some puzzling questions about PRP.

An evidence-based evaluation on the use of platelet-rich plasma in orthopedics – a review of the literature

Within orthopedics, the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been rapidly increasing in popularity; however, its true effectiveness has yet to be fully established. Several studies find that injecting PRP to the site of injury does not provide any significant benefit concerning clinical outcomes; Read more here.

You surely now know the answers to some commonly asked questions about PRP like- What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? And how many types and formulations of it are there? You also now know that there are a lot of myth and misconceptions about it. Want to find out more about them? If yes, then you should read the next article carefully.

 

The following article by Hom-Lay Wang and Gustavo Avila demystify some myth about PRP.

Platelet Rich Plasma: Myth or Reality?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also termed autologous platelet gel, plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF), platelet concentrate (PC), is essentially an increased concentration of autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation. Read more here.

You likely now know some myth and misconceptions about PRP. You also now have an overview of the result of the studies and research that have been conducted on PRP over the last couple of years. The bottom line is that there is still a whole lot we don’t know about the effectiveness of the procedure, but in years to come more answer is likely going to spring up.

 

Final note

PRP is a trending medical technology that is used to address everything from musculoskeletal injuries to hair loss. Though a couple of studies have been carried out on it, there is still a lot of questions and mystery around it. In years to come, the answers to these questions are going to be unveiled.

The result of the research conducted so far suggests that it is a great treatment option. However, its results are inconsistent. This means that it may work very well for some and may not work for others.

This should by no means prevent you from trying it out, as it is non-invasive and safe.