Procedures – PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) Injections
- pain relief for muscle injuries
- pain relief for tendon injuries
- assist healing
- reduce injury time
- increase bone osteogenesis
Conditions that may be treated include upper and lower limb-
- tendonitis eg achilles tendonitis
- tennis elbow
- plantar fasciitis
- golfers elbow
- adductor tendonitis
- hamstring tendonitis
- gluteal tendonitis
How does PRP work?
PRP injections stimulate the reparative or healing process.
They do this by concentrating platelets which then assist cellular migration, proliferation and angiogenesis.
Tendons connect muscles to bone. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon, with localised pain and swelling.
The aetiology of tendonitis varies but often associated with repetition injury.
Most people recover from tendonitis with rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
PRP injections accelerates the healing process. A sample of your own (autologous) blood, approximately 10-20cc is taken, and your platelets are concentrated in a syringe via a centrifuge.
The concentrate is then auto-injected back into the area of pain.
The procedure takes 1-2 minutes to take the blood, 5 minutes for PRP preparation and 1 minute to auto inject back into the affected area.