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WHAT IS A PRP INJECTION?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that promotes healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special factors, that help promote soft tissue healing .
HOW DOES IT HELP?
The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing to the affected areas. About 80% – 90% of patients with joint or muscle injuries report that PRP injection successfully alleviated their symptoms.
PRP process :
- Healthcare professional will draw a sample of your blood.
- The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This is a machine that spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.
- Your doctor will then inject the PRP into the affected area.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
- Infection less than 1%
- Pain at the injection site
Recovery : We recommend that you rest the day of the injection , but you may resume regular activities the following day.