Platelets are found in cells in your blood that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissues. Platelets have growth factors which provide many ways of assisting in cell repair, including decreasing inflammation, acting as signals to the body’s immune system, and improving cell growth.
Platelets also have cytokines, which are responsible for almost every single repair process in the body. They also attract stem cells, which attach to the injured tissue to help blood coagulation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment option at Gardner Orthopedics used to accelerate healing time. Clinical research has shown that using PRP can heal and regenerate damaged, lost, or aging tissue, making it a great alternative to having surgery.