Plasma Rich Patelet (PRP)
ATTENTION SPORTS INJURY & JOINT PAIN SUFFERERS:
DISCOVER THE NON-SURGICAL PAIN RELIEF SOLUTION THAT CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE QUALITY OF LIFE YOU DESERVE. TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS OUR REGENERATIVE CELLULAR MEDICINE THERAPY TO HELP WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF INJURIES, JOINT PAIN, AND ALTERNATIVES TO SURGERY WITH A MUCH QUICKER RECOVERY TIME.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ONE OF THESE?
Regenerative Cellular Medicine is an extremely viable non-surgical option for patients considering an elective surgery or joint replacement by utilizing a specialized regenerative cells to assist in healing the damaged tissues, tendons, or cartilage.
PLASMA RICH PLATELET (PRP) PROCEDURES CAN HELP TREAT A VARIETY OF AILMENTS:
PAINFUL ROTATOR CUFF TEARS
Precisely inject plasma-rich platelets (PRP) under ultrasound guidance to prompt repair by improving the blood supply and the strength of the tissue. Since often no brace will be needed, atrophy of the muscles in less likely.
ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) TEARS
Use the MRI image to map the location of the tear, and then use real-time x-ray to place a needle into the tear. Place regenerative cells into the tear to heal the area. The rehab time to full activity can be as little as a few weeks to 2 to 3 months.
ANKLE PAIN AND LIGAMENT TEARS
Locate the stretched areas using active ultrasound imaging with a stress exam (to place the ligaments under stretch). Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP) or regenerative cells (depending on the extent of the tears) are then placed using exacting ultrasound guidance into the tears to begin healing the weak spots. Unlike the long rehab spent on crutches and in a boot using the surgical approach, most interventional patients can go back to activities quickly.
KNEE PAIN MENISCUS TEARS
First, treat any lax ligaments that may have also been injured but are often overlooked. Next, carefully map the location of the tears using ultrasound imaging, and inject platelets or regenerative cells (depending on the severity of the tears) into these specific sites. Recovery is quicker because no surgery is done and nothing is removed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
Not necessarily. However, it is important to ensure a clear diagnosis and that PRP is an appropriate treatment for your condition. In many cases, we suggest a visit with one of our team before arranging an injection. We do, however, accept referrals from other medical professionals.
How effective is it?
There is an increasing pool of evidence that suggests that PRP can be an effective treatment. Most studies show an improvement similar to taking regular anti-inflammatory medication. This lasts for at least one year (some data suggests that the improvement can last up to five years).
It is important to highlight that the maximum improvement is generally not seen until about three months after the injection. It is important to recognise that this treatment does not work for everyone
Are there any risks?
As with any procedure, there are some associated side effects.
The procedure involves a blood test and an injection into the painful body part. This is associated with some discomfort.
The most common complication is a post-injection flare. Approximately one in ten patients will feel more pain after the injection. This is generally mild, lasts 24-48 hours and can be treated with analgesics.
There is a small risk of infection (approximately 1 in 15,000) and the possibility that the injection may not be as effective as you had hoped.
How long does it take?
Your appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and involve having blood taken, a short wait while the PRP is being prepared, followed by an injection into the injured or painful area. You are generally advised to avoid exercise or vigorous physical activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure.