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. The work of the platelets cells is usually to form clotting. 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. When it comes to the soft tissues such as the tendons, ligaments, and cartilage they usually have poor blood supply therefore if they get injured it is quite unfortunate because they take a longer time in order for them to heal.
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. A good examples of this factors are, transformation growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and epidermal growth factor. When a physician wants to obtain platelets rich plasma from someone, all they will have to do is get a specimen of blood from the patient. Their work is usually to cause separation of blood into its various components that include 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. A normal platelet count is roughly estimated to at least 200000 to 250000 platelet, and a good PRP specimen has around a million platelets.
Most of the time the quality of a PRP specimen is usually affected by different factors, for example, a patient’s general health, the medicine that they might be taking at the moment, the rise and fall as dictated by the biological clock and sometimes it may also be affected by the presence of dehydration. Platelets are usually known to contain alpha granules which cause the repositories growth factors. The cells are usually activated by different substances which can be found in the blood, and they tend to 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 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.