Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that’s thought to promote healing when injected.

About the Surgery

PRP is a promising therapy for those who experience tissue damage ,healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors can be high.

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Joint injuries

Anti-inflammatory medicines should be stopped before and after PRP treatment is given.

  • A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person's body that needs to be treated.
  • This injection contains a high concentration of platelets, which can be from 5 to 10 times more than the untreated blood, and the platelets will speed up healing.
  • PRP also includes three proteins in blood known to act as cell adhesion molecules: Fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin.

Do not take aspirin or any aspirin-related drugs for two weeks after your injection. Your Musculoskeletal Imaging Physician
will prescribe pain medication as needed.

  • Apply an ice pack for 10-15 minutes on the injected area every 2 hours for 6-8 hours following
    the procedure.
  • Avoid major physical activity for two to four weeks.
  • Do not take any drugs or food supplements affecting platelets for one to two
    weeks.

The risks involved in Platelet Rich Plasma

  • Irritation, 
  • Pain, or 
  • Bleeding related to the injection site.?

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