Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelet rich plasma is an innovative treatment in sports and orthopaedic medicine, PRP uses your own blood for healing muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
To perform this treatment we place a small amount of your blood in a filtration system, which separates your red blood cells from the platelets. The high concentration of platelets is then injected into your injured tissue, which initiates your body’s natural healing response.
After the treatment you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication for overnight use. Non-steroidal anti-flammatory medication (such as Ibuprofen and Neurofen) should not be used after treatment. However, cold therapy and icing of the affected area may be used. Following treatment, a stretching and strengthening exercise program will be prescribed, as thorough rehab is vital for a rapid recovery.
Benefits of Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
PRP is the perfect treatment for those suffering from damage to their muscles, tendons or ligaments. The body’s own ability to heal these sorts of injuries is relatively poor and often leads to scarring, which not only affects the function but also increases the risk of further damage.
PRP gives the body a helping hand by mimicking your body’s inherent desire to heal itself. It couldn’t be simpler. Following the series of injections and strengthening exercise program, you could see a huge improvement in your injury and a significant reduction of pain.