What can PRP be used for?
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PRP treatment can help reduce pain in patients who suffer from a range of orthopaedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, joint pain, arthritis and fractures. PRP treatment may also promote healing in surgical patients. In patients with arthritis, PRP has been shown to stimulate new cartilage formation and activate mesenchymal stem cells (1). Research has also demonstrated that PRP has been shown to reduce pain in osteoarthritis by acting as an anti-inflammatory and modifying the OA disease process.(2)
(1)Kabiri, A., Esfandiari, E., Esmaeili, A., Hashemibeni, B., Pourazar, A., and Mardani, M. Platelet-rich plasma application in chondrogenesis. Adv Biomed Res. 2014; 3: 138–142
(2)Sundman, E.A., Cole, B.J., Karas, V. et al. The anti-inflammatory and matrix restorative mechanisms of platelet-rich plasma in osteoarthritis. Am J Sports Med. 2014; 42: 35–41