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The regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by stem cells and fostered by growth factors and hormones. Platelet rich plasma is an autologous blood therapy (patient’s own blood) that takes advantage of these processes to aid in the healing and regeneration of soft tissue and wound healing. Concentrated platelets found in platelet rich plasma contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins that signal the body to send in stem cells to initiate connective tissue healing, bone and cartilage regeneration and repair, and promote new blood vessel development to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, and by re-injecting concentrated platelets, we maximize stem cell release to optimize healing.
Patients often ask if the healing cascade is already inherent upon injury what are the benefits of concentrated platelet therapy? More often than not, the body’s healing process does not work efficiently and instead of forming healthy collagen fibers and tissues there is significant scar tissue that develops in its place. One of the main risk factors is lack of blood flow to the area to provide the healing powers of platelets and growth factors. The development of scar tissue prohibits proper blood flow as new capillaries and other small blood vessels cannot penetrate through scar tissue to provide blood flow to the injured area. For this reason the affected joint, tendon, ligament or soft tissue area fails to heal completely. Platelet rich plasma is the concentrated healing components of the blood.
Only one percent of the blood contains the bioactive proteins and platelets that are involved in healing. Through a special centrifugation process, we can concentrate the platelets and bioactive proteins 7-11 times above baseline. Platelet rich plasma is activated by injecting it into the injury site. The activated platelets attach themselves to the damaged tissue such as tendon, ligaments, muscle or bone. The concentrated platelets release a surge of bioactive proteins and growth factors that begins to recruit other healing cells to migrate into the area to promote a powerful effective healing cascade. Growth factors stimulate blood flow, promote matrix formation which is the groundwork of all soft tissue repairs, restore tendon and ligamentous proteins that may have been previously compromised, and strengthen cartilage to become more firm and resilient. By incorporating the advances of orthobiologic technology by transforming the future of functional and regenerative medicine. Orthobiologics refer to growth factors and proteins that are naturally found in the human body; when used in higher concentrations, they speed up the healing process for the musculoskeletal system.