During healing or after surgery, the body rushes many cells and cell-types to the wound to initiate the healing process. One of those cell types are platelets. It is well known that platelets can enhance local healing after surgery.
A specific machine is used to spin down blood taken from the patient to create a concentrate of platelets. The PRP, or concentrate, is used directly in the wound to enhance the healing process.
At Blueridge OMS, we may recommend the use of PRP to enhance the healing process in some bone grafting and soft tissue surgeries