PRP injections, a new treatment used for sports injuries and painful joints.
The treatment uses injections made from a patient’s own blood to encourage the healing of damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
Platelets also contain proteins called growth factors, which are known to be beneficial to our bodies’ healing process.
PRP is known for its restorative properties, which promote the regeneration of bone, skin, muscle, tendons, and cartilage. The treatment can enhance healing, reduce inflammation, and improve pain and function.
PRP is an orthopaedic treatment suitable for both sports injuries and degenerative conditions. It helps reduce pain and inflammation and improves healing and function. It can be used in all patients and in all age groups.
Some sports-related injuries and degenerative conditions it is commonly used for are shoulders, elbow tendinitis, cartilage injuries, early to moderate osteoarthritis, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy.
If conservative treatments such as pain killers and physiotherapy have failed to improve your symptoms, then PRP may be a good option for you.
First you will need a consultation with our Doctor, to assess the eligibility of the therapy. On the day of treatment, your blood will be taken by a nurse or health assistant. This will then be processed in the centrifuge machine to create the platelet-rich plasma, which will be injected directly into the affected area. The treatment time takes approximately 30 minutes.
The doctor will usually require you to have minimal activity for a few days and resume light activity after a week. However, an individual assessment from the doctor will determine your recovery time.