PRP is a remarkable Regenerative Medicine Treatment. Platelets in our blood contain many natural growth factors and healing proteins and are involved directly in the early healing and repair processes in any injury. Every patient is different, and each individual needs to be carefully assessed for suitability for any of the RMT. Hence prospective patients cannot schedule PRP sessions without first speaking with our physicians.
What to expect:
Our Practice Nurse will take a simple blood draw from you, which we then refine over 20-30 minutes into golden plasma packed with your concentrated platelets. Depending on the following appointment time with the doctor you may briefly return to work, have some time out or simply relax in the waiting room.
Once in with the doctor he/she will further explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. The area to be injected is numbed with anaesthetic which starts to work within seconds, and the PRP is very precisely and selectively injected into the affected area using ultrasound guidance.
Following this there may be a brief recovery period with swelling , stiffness and discomfort, and it is generally recommended not to overload the injected area for about 3 days. You will be provided with more detailed instructions and advice depending on the area you have treated.
Some areas may require more than one injection, and typically symptom relief and any healing process continue to improve for several months following the final treatment. Physiotherapy is usually an important part of the process, personalized to each individual and is typically recommended starting 2-4 weeks post injection.