(See Dr. Mishra's study published in American Journal of Sports Medicine Nov. 2006 for details)
As PRP evolves, it is important to find physicians and surgeons who base their clinical decisions on the literature not on opinion. Also, they should use devices that produce PRP with the appropriate concentrations of platelets. Not all methods are the same.
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Platelet rich plasma has been found to work via three mechanisms:
1. Release of Growth Factors increase local cell division (producing more cells)
2. Inhibition of excess inflammation (decreased early macrophage proliferation)
3. Recruitment of circulating or bone marrow derived cells that help repair tissue.
This combination of mechanisms helps heal a tendon. Animal data confirm that PRP helps produce a biomechanically stronger tendon.
All of these statements are based on peer reviewed publications.