At Orthobiologics Associates, we provide PRP therapy in Florida. PRP therapy involves injecting patients with highly concentrated samples of autologous blood plasma derived from their whole blood. After centrifugation — the process by which whole blood is spun down and separated into its various components — a PRP sample contains up to five times the quantity of platelets contained in whole blood.
Platelets, which are the smallest cells that circulate in human blood, naturally bind together when they detect blood vessel damage. These cells’ natural binding action plays an integral role in blood clotting when a person suffers a cut, an injury that bleeds internally or a broken bone. However, clotting isn’t the only purpose platelets serve.
These microscopic blood components also contain growth factors and proteins that prompt cell turnover, stimulate cell regeneration and, ultimately, promote tissue healing. With its exceptionally rich concentration of platelets, PRP administered through plasma replacement therapy can help jumpstart, accelerate and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.