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Platelet Rich Plasma

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

PRP is the result of processing whole blood to obtain the blood fraction that has the highest concentration of platelets. Platelets contain a number of growth factors within their granules that are released upon activation.1,4 Large amounts of transforming growth factor beta (TGF) and platelet derived growth factor and smaller amounts of insulin-like growth (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and TGF are released upon activation from human blood.2 These growth factors and others act synergistically to enhance access of healthy inflammatory cells to the area of tissue injury, formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), formation of new connective tissue (fibroplasia) and regeneration of skin (re-epithelialization).3 PRP has been used to enhance bone healing, bone-implant security and wound healing.