Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Autologous Platelet Concentrate

Autologous Platelet Concentrate is a procedure that is done to stimulate healing. Blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge, and the platelets (the growth and healing factors of the blood) are drawn out afterwards. After the platelets are drawn out, they are re-injected into the damaged tissue in the plantar fascia. This stimulates healing at a rate of five times more quickly than the healing rate of normal blood vessels.

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