Using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in injections is when growth platelets out of your own blood is extracted and then re-injected back into the damaged area to promote healing of painful or stiff joints. It can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems, such as osteoarthritis.
The addition of Hyaluronic Acid within the injection acts as a lubricant to reduce stiffness and grinding and therefore reduce pain and increase mobility. It also acts as a matrix, keeping the PRP in place for a quicker repair.
We are London Harley Street trained NHS Competent Phlebotomists.
Using a PRP+HA injection causes minimal pain and discomfort.
Studies show that they significantly reduce pain and improve physical function.
Ideal for when you can no longer rely on pain-reducing medications.
12 - 24 Months
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Overload caused by ageing, heavy lifting, sports, being overweight and more.
Acts as a lubricant by restoring balance of the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid.
Reduces pain and stiffness by improving the viscoelastic properties of synovial fluid.
Treats any tendon and ABI can be used for ligament damage, strains and sprains.
Improvements can be seen between 3-6 weeks after the injection has been administered.
Injections are administered by specialists. We are London Harley Street trained NHS Competent Phlebotomist.
An ideal solution when you can no longer rely on pain-reducing medications.
PRP injections can treat a whole array of injuries and painful joints.
Provides long-term benefits as PRP addresses and treats the root cause of pain.
Below we have answered frequently asked questions. But, get in touch if you require any further information.
You may be a good candidate for PRP if your symptoms of osteoarthritis are not manageable through methods such as anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.
We will tell you in full detail what you should not be doing leading up to your injection. You will likely need to: avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications seven days prior to the injection, have an MRI of your knee so we can determine the extent of the damage, arrange to use crutches up to two days after the injection, and have somebody else to drive you home.
As part of the procedure, we will draw blood from your arm, much like a standard blood test. Then, we will put the blood sample into a centrifuge for 15 minutes. The centrifuge will separate your blood into: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. We will then use this sample to extract PRP. Your knee will be numbed, and we will inject the RPR into the area. You’ll then rest about for about 15 minutes before being discharged.
About one hour.
This is a low risk procedure as a sample is taken and then re-used in your own body.
After the procedure, ice your knee or injured area every 2 to 3 hours for 20 minutes each time. Continue this for three days. You may also need to take pain medication if you have significant pain. You’ll want to limit your physical activity and gradually increase this. You may need to use crutches for a few days. You will need to rest for 1 week.
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