PRP Joint Injections
We are pleased to announce that we are one of the very limited number of centres offering advanced PRP joint techniques.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP Therapy or Autologous Conditioned Plasma, uses your own blood to encourage the production of new collagen and to promote growth factors. It is a growing area in medicine that has been shown to help with a variety of problems. It has been shown to improve the pain associated with arthritis or injuries in the shoulder and knee.
Our PRP procedures are carried out exclusively by our highly experienced Doctors. Our Doctors use this treatment regularly for both cosmetic and medical purposes. For joints we like to combine PRP with Hyaluronic Acid which used together produces new collagen and a lubricating effect on painful joints. We utilise advanced technology to split the elements of the blood, separating the potent human growth factors from the plasma and platelets. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and redistributing them to feed the collagen building cells within joints. We use your own super growth factor from your blood, concentrate it and then put it back in to an area that really needs it.
What to expect
You will be examined by our Doctors to establish where to administer treatment for the best results. A small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and inserted into our state-of-the-art concentration system to separate the human growth factors and plasma from your blood. The concentrated boosting factors will then be mixed with a Hyaluronic Acid matrix which is injected back in to the site requiring treatment. A treatment course of 3 injections is normally required with a once or twice yearly maintainence schedule.
The treatment itself can take up to 30 minutes depending on what area is being treated
We advise resting the joint for 24 hours after the procedure before building up to more activity.