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The most notable advantage of PRP is the use of autologous platelets, meaning the platelets come from the patient’s own body. This has two primary advantages:
Promote Healing, not just Pain Relief
Traditional steroid injections only treat the surface symptoms of injury by reducing the inflammatory response. With PRP, however, the end goal of the treatment is healing the injured tissue.
Autologous Platelets Decreases Infection RisksBecause PRP uses autologous platelets from the patient’s own body, there is zero risk of blood-borne pathogens or a negative reaction from the body like tissue rejection. The risk of infection is almost negligible—on par with the infection potential during a routine vaccine shot.
Marcello Sammarone, M.D.
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