platelet-rich plasma

How is PRP treatment done?

A quantity of your blood is drawn in a manner similar to having regular blood tests. You will then have about 15 minutes to sit and relax while our staff carefully prepare your PRP. We use TriCeLL PRP Kits, which provide an innovative, closed system to maintain sterility, making it a very safe procedure for both patients and staff. Once ready, your injection site is prepared and the PRP is administered under ultrasound guidance.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the condition being treated. Many patients notice a significant improvement in symptoms after just one or two treatments.

How far apart are treatments spaced?

Typically six weeks to three months, if more than one treatment is needed. For osteoarthritis, every six to 12 months is often adequate.

What can I expect after treatment?

Swelling and discomfort are typical in the injected area for the first 48 hours after PRP injection. This can easily be managed at home with rest, paracetamol and by applying an ice compress to the area. By day five these symptoms should fully resolve.

How long does PRP take to work?

Most patients notice an improvement in their symptoms two to six weeks after treatment. However, the full benefit of PRP may take up to six months.

Can I have an allergic reaction to PRP?

As PRP is made from your own blood, there is no risk of allergy, reaction or rejection. It is a purely natural process using your body’s own healing factors.

 

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