Platelet Rich Plasma Yields Potential Benefits. Platelet rich plasma sometimes called PRP is enriched blood plasma that has additional platelets. Researchers have been considering the effect of platelet rich plasma on bone and soft tissue to see whether it has healing effects.
Researchers led by Dr. Niall A. Smyth (2013) completed a review of the scientific evidence on Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
The purpose of the study on platelet rich plasma was to understand the effect of PRP used to treat cartilage damage and whether it was a useful treatment for osteoarthritis. The researchers concluded that the basic scientific evidence suggests that platelet rich plasma does have potential positive effects.
The benefits of PRP are thought to be in terms of cartilage repair and osteoarthritis.
Researchers are calling for more randomized controlled trials to better understand PRP as a potential treatment option.