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As specialists in providing stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy training to doctors, we have to make sure we know our stuff. For example, we have to be able to teach doctors about the benefits of PRP therapy for wound healing and injury recovery. Part of that teaching includes discussing five different growth factors found in platelets. This is what we will discuss in this blog post.
From a scientific standpoint, platelets do not have a typical cell structure. In fact, they have no cell nucleus. Rather, platelets are a sort of cytoplasm derived from bone marrow. They perform a very important function in wound repair and injury recovery.
More than 30 growth factors have already been identified in platelets, among them being the following five:
As you can see, each of these five growth factors possesses functionality that somehow relates to wound healing and injury recovery. This reality is the basis of using platelet-rich plasma as an alternative to surgery and other invasive therapies. The natural growth factors in PRP stimulate the regeneration of tissue loss to injury or disease.
Perhaps you or your medical group are looking to add PRP therapy to your list of services. If this is the case, you should know that PRP therapy involves a procedure that is very easy to learn. Our training courses take just two days to complete and can be attended on weekends.
Here is a short description of the PRP process:
Following diagnosis, the doctor extracts the needed material through a simple blood draw. That blood is processed in a specially designed centrifuge device that isolates plasma and its platelets. Following processing, the resulting platelet rich plasma is deployed by injecting it directly into the treatment site. From start to finish, the entire process can be completed in about an hour.
For more information about PRP therapy or our stem cell training courses, feel free to contact us at any time. Apex Biologix is here to help you implement stem cell and PRP therapies for your patients. We also offer marketing assistance as well.