If you watched the video entitled "A Stem Cell Story", you are at least somewhat familiar with how those stem cells are extracted.
To extract Plasma Rich Protein (PRP) - an alternate form of stem cell, blood is drawn from a patient. The blood is run through a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets. The platelets are then injected directly into the injured or diseased body tissue, This process releases growth factors that stimulate and accelerate healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
In short, PRP uses each person's own individual healing system to improve musculoskeletal conditions.
Click below to learn more about PRP.
Now that you have a better understanding of this type of stem cell, watch the video below produced by Duke Raleigh Hospital to learn more about medical innovations associated with its use.
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