Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Birmingham
PRP is a innovative treatment which uses the patients own blood for healing a variety of structures including muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. When you injure a tissue your body naturally sends thrombocytes to the area to aid healing. These thrmopboytes release growth factors to target the injury and allow the body to heal. In PRP therapy, plasma that is “rich” in these healing platelets can be injected into the affected tissue, taken as a sample from your own blood. This higher density of platelets aids and promotes regeneration of tissues
Does it help Osteoarthritis?
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an emerging treatment for osteoarthritis, most commonly used for arthritis of the knee, but it can be effective on other joints too. The therapy works on using the natural healing properties of your own blood to treat damaged tissue, and whilst it is not considered a mainstream treatment yet, it is showing promising results in reducing symptoms of this joint disease. The main aim of PRP injections into the knee is to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and increase production of natural lubricants in the joint to ease friction and improve joint function.
How does the treatment work?
This treatment requires a minimal amount of blood being taken from the patient which is then placed in a centrifuge that spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. The patients platelets are then placed into a well concentrated formula which is injected to the patients area of injury. In total the procedure should last around 10-15 minutes. Performed safely in our outpatient consulting rooms, PRP relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays unlike steroid injections PRP injections have very few side effects.
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