Platelets rich plasma which is also known as PRP is usually a treatment that is in so much demand most especially when it comes to people who suffer from athletic injuries as well as degenerative conditions such as tendon and ligament injuries that most people suffer from. When it comes to platelets they are blood cells which cause clot formation. This cells usually contains a good number of proteins that are very essential because they attract other blood cells and stem cells. When it comes to the bioactive substances within platelets they are known to help in accelerating the healing in soft tissues. Some of the soft tissues usually have poor blood supplies therefore when they get injured they tend to take a longer time in healing, and a good examples are the tendons, ligaments and event cartilage.
PRP is usually filled with growth factors that tend to stimulate the formation of blood vessels whose work is known to promote transport of needed nutrients so that they can be able to regenerate the diseased or damaged tissues. When it comes to growth factors they are usually a number of them, and a good example are the transformation growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and epidermal growth factor. Platelet-rich plasma is obtained by centrifuging a specimen of blood from the patient. It is known to cause separation of blood into its various components which includes red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When it comes to platelets which are priests in plasma they tend to contain at least 4 to 5 times billion concentration of platelets in the blood. Since the normal platelets count is roughly 200000 to 250000 platelets a good PRP specimen will contain around a million platelets.
The quality of a PRP specimen can be affected by factors such as a patient’s general health, the medicine that they are taken or by the natural rise and fall as dictated by their biological clock and sometimes it may also be affected by the presence of dehydration. Platelets are known to contain a large alpha granules which tend to cause the repositories growth factors. The cells can be activated by a number of different substances which are found in the blood, and they include calcium, magnesium, thrombin, and serotonin. All the platelets that are found in the body usually contain alpha granules that repositories for growth factors. These cells can be activated by a number of different substances which are found in the blood such as Calcium, magnesium, thrombin, and serotonin just to name a few.