Platelet Rich Plasma

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Pain and injuries for most active and athlete individuals is inevitable. With a new non-surgical procedure that can be used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury, faster and easier way of healing is possible. This procedure is called or PRP Therapy. LEARN MORE

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Pain and injuries for most active and athlete individuals is inevitable. With a new non-surgical procedure that can be used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury, faster and easier way of healing is possible. This procedure is called Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy.

 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet is well known for its importance in blood clotting and it also contains proteins which are important in the healing process of any injury. PRP is the process of having 5 to 10 times more platelets compared to the typical amount of platelet found in a person’s blood that can promote healing.

 

How is the PRP Procedure done?

Centrifugation is done after drowning blood from the patient. Separation of the platelets is done in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. With the guidance of an ultrasound, the platelet will be injected to the injured portion of the cartilage or tendon.

 

What risks are there to consider?

Since the patient is utilizing their own blood, there are only limited side effects that could be noticed.

 

How long is the Recovery Period?

The patient is advised to rest followed by physical therapy for the first 6 weeks. Then a re-evaluation is done to check on the patient’s improvement within 6 to 12 weeks. Some patients may be advised to have more than one injection to achieve the best result.

 

 

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