Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood, and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialties, in particular dentistry, orthopaedics and dermatology.
Process Of PRP Therapy
A small amount of blood (30-60ml) is drawn from the patient's arm.
Separating the plateles
The blood goes for a "spin" in a centrifuge separating the platelets from the rest of the blood
The patient's own platelet-rich plasma is now extracted from the test tube.
Return of PRP to the patient
The plasma is injected into the injured area or inflammed tissue