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. They are known to contain a good number of proteins which are quite important most especially when it comes to attracting other blood cells and stem cells. Bioactive substances that are found in platelets tend 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 filled with growth factors which stimulate the formation of blood vessels are known to promote transport of needed nutrients in order to regenerate the diseased or damaged tissues. These factors usually include transformation growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and epidermal growth factor among others. Platelet-rich plasma is obtained by centrifuging a specimen of blood from the patient. The blood components are usually the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma which are obtained when the blood is separated. Platelets that are rich in plasma are usually known to contain at least four to five times billion concentrations of platelets in blood. You will find that a normal platelet count usually has around 200000 to 250000 platelets and a good PRP specimen mostly has around a million platelets.
Many at times PRP specimen are usually affected by various factors that has a patient’s general health, the medicine that they might be taking, the rise and fall of the biological clock and also presence of dehydration. Platelets are usually known to contain alpha granules which cause the repositories growth factors. This cells can be activated by a number of different substances that are found in the blood which usually includes 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 are usually activated by a number of different substances that are usually found in the blood, and a good example of them are calcium, magnesium, magnesium, and serotonin just to name a few.