Platelet-rich plasma injections could be viable options for patients suffering from injured tendons, ligaments, and joints. It can play a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. During this procedure, a portion of the patient’s blood is removed, prepared, and centrifuged. This process activates the platelets, which are then injected into the patient’s problematic tissue area. Injecting the platelet-rich plasma into problem areas releases growth factors that can repair damaged cells, improve function, and decrease pain. Platelet-rich plasma is most commonly injected into problem areas such as the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
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