platelet-rich plasma


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platelet-rich plasma

A concentrate of platelets and plasma proteins derived from a patient's whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells and other unwanted components. It has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood and has been used as a tissue injection in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine.
See also: plasma
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Patients also underwent measurements of their complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and coagulation parameters to determine if any contraindications to platelet-rich plasma use existed.
2011) Ongoing positive effect of platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection in lateral epicondylitis: a double-blind randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up.
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SUMMARY: A recent innovation in dentistry is the preparation and use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentrated suspension of the growth factors found in platelets.
In vitro evidence that the biological effects of platelet-rich plasma on periodontal ligament cells is not mediated solely by constituent transforming-growth factor-beta or platelet-derived growth factor.
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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected directly into an injured area using concentrated growth factors drawn from a patient's own blood.
Many pro athletes claim that platelet-rich plasma has improved their performance and saved their careers.

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