What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?
Updated: Jan 9, 2019
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a safe, effective, and innovative treatment option for joint pain, tendon injuries, and much more. The benefits and advantages of PRP treatment in comparison to other procedures include minimal side effects, reduced downtime and outcome success. PRP therapy uses your own specialised blood platelets promote and stimulate your body’s natural healing process, to provide recovery and optimal function.
How does PRP treatment work?
Our blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. It is the platelets that is the essential mark up with PRP therapy. They are used to heal chronic injuries, that are suborn have have failed to respond to standard conservatives measures. Blood is the transportation systems of how all our cells and living tissue lives and functions. Platelets are specialised cells that circulate in the blood, and are used to control bleeding & facilitate tissue repair / healing, via the release of growth factors and special proteins. The platelets trigger the healing process and reduce inflammation and pain.
What conditions can PRP therapy treat?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to treat many musculoskeletal injuries, which is why is it is commonly used in sports medicine.
What can I expect after the PRP injection treatment?
After the PRP treatment, there is a short recovery period, where we advise to take it easy but you can carry about your normal daily routine. Some mild discomfort and swelling can happen, but the majority of our patients (80%), reports minimal discomfort. Depending on the extent of injury and body region, you will often feel the results of the PRP therapy after 2-8 weeks. Symptom relief and the healing process also continues for up to six months after the final treatment. A series of 2-3 PRP injections may be given.
What is the success rate of PRP treatment?
The majority of the research that has been completed currently, to a good standard has reported great success. Also, from clinical experience - results have been fantastic with over 90% of good candidates responding extremely well.
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