PRP (platelet rich plasma), is a term used to describe human blood that has gone through the process of being spun down and separated in a lab. This yields a high amount of concentrated blood platelets, and is of great help to the medical world. Platelets found in blood aid in the healing process of an injury and clot wounds. PRP can expedite this process, and enhance the healing regime on ligaments, tissues, muscles and tendons! Because blood platelets are already naturally rich in CTG (connective tissue growth), the body’s first response to a tissue injury is to send platelets to the area to repair them. The increase in platelets can help attract stem cells and repair the injury more efficiently and even faster than before. If a medical professional injects platelet rich plasma directly into a damaged ligament, tendon or joint, it will stimulate the repair process to speed up even more. Many studies have worked to show that the growth hormones that platelets in the blood secrete can help repair augment tissue, cells, and expedite the healing process for soft tissues all over the body. PRP has been used in a significant amount of surgeries already and is most common in rotator cuff (shoulder), osteoarthritis (bones) and achilles tendon (foot) injuries. PRP is also surprisingly common in cases of hair loss, where doctors inject it into the scalp to treat male pattern baldness.
Spreading the word through medical publishers (publications of ebooks, peer reviewed journal articles and so on)is a lot easier said than done, but still very feasible. Publishers like Simba Information maintain high standards for their publications, even their electronic output.
PRP research is still fairly new, but because much of the medical publishing is now virtual, the internet world allots for an easier and smoother way of distributing information. Eliciting help through medical professionals’ recommendations is another great way to spread the word about the benefits of PRP. By canvassing highly populated doctors offices and hospitals and marketing PRP treatment towards the selected demographic, researchers can have an advantage in getting information out there. Doctors can then recommend PRP treatment to their patients that have curable injuries. Victims of torn anterior cruciate ligaments (or ACLs) and numerous other sports injuries can benefit heavily from platelet rich plasma treatment, and if their own doctor is recommending it to them, there is a higher likelihood that they will show interest in the product.