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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – Costs, Side Effects, and More

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Blood contains many components: small solid parts like platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells, as well as a liquid part known as plasma. The platelets play a vital role in blood clotting. In addition, they contain a large number of growth factors, a form of protein that may help heal injuries. Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves the injection of plasma with more platelets than normally in the blood. In general, the concentration of growth factors may be 5 to 10 times richer. This approach may bring many health effects that will be discussed in the next sections.  [1]