PRP is actually bactericidal (a substance that kills bacteria). While platelets are increased in PRP processing so are leukocytes (white cells that fight infection) over 6 to 8 times. This is one reason why PRP is so effective in wound healing.
Not only do the increased levels of leukocytes enable the body to fight off infection they have a duel purpose. After platelets initially release their growth factors, leukocytes produce a secondary release or growth factors to promote healing.
In 2007 a study published in the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery demonstrated that, “Platelet-rich gel inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and was also active against Escherichia coli”.
T. M. Bielecki, MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1; T. S. Gazdzik, MD, PhD, Professor1; J. Arendt, MD, PhD, Professor2; T. Szczepanski, MD, PhD, Pediatrician3; W. Król, MD, PhD, Professor4; and T. Wielkoszynski, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Antibacterial effect of autologous platelet gel enriched with growth factors and other active substances, British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol 89-B, Issue 3, 417-420.
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