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뉴스래터 2018 vol. 9

2018-12-24 14:39

US fashion designer describes how her fingertip has REGROWN thanks to plasma injections after it was bitten off by a puma while on holiday in Honduras

He told her that with the help of something called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) technology, he could stimulate the growth of her missing fingertip.
Walker was lucky her fingers  amputated below her nail because PRP technology cannot regrow an entire finger.
Blood is mainly made up of liquid, or plasma, but it also contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Platelets are responsible for clotting blood and contain proteins known as growth factors, which are similar to stem cells and help injuries heal.
Blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge - a machine with a rapidly rotating container - to separate the platelets from red and white blood cells. This increased concentration is then injected into the affected area.
'The way that I explain it is that the body is using its own repair therapy to heal itself without steroids or other medication,' Dr Bajaj told Daily Mail Online.

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