How Is A PRP Treatment Undertaken

June 4, 2020

Our body’s amazing ability to heal itself is evidenced by PRP treatment which is derived from our own blood.  A single PRP treatment consist of highly concentrated platelets that carry natural growth factors which are used by our body to heal tissue naturally.

Read on to find out what happens when you chose to have PRP treatment at the Regenerative Therapy Centre …

Plasma, consisting of proteins and water, makes up a major proportion of blood and acts as a medium to transport the necessary blood components such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

 

constituents of blood

 

PRP injections are prepared by taking 30- 60mls of your own blood and spinning it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the affected area, be that injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. Growth factors or healing proteins consists of tissue repairing ingredients that block pain receptors and activate anti-inflammatory responses within the injured site.

 

taking patient's blood

 

Ultrasound imaging is sometimes used to guide the injection to the right spot.

 

patient ultrasound

 

PRP is known to reduce inflammation, repair torn or worn out tissues and help manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

 

sports woman using dumbells

 

Our experts talk about PRP treatment offered at the Regenerative Therapy Centre. Watch this video to find out more.

 

 

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