PRP Injection – Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment

Whilst Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Injection) is often used for skin rejuvenation purposes it is also an excellent non-surgical treatment option for those who suffer with chronic pains or strains and injuries. Espescially those affecting the soft tissue areas. Top sportsmen like Tiger Woods have used PRP!

Platelet-rich plasma injections of the patient’s own concentrated blood platelets when injected in to the injured area has been found to be extemely effective healing injuries and eliminating pain.

PRP therapy relieves pain without any general anesthesia, no need to stay in hospital, no stitches, no long recovery process, no risks of surgery.

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Platelet-rich plasma PRP injection of the knee

PRP Injections are really a breakthrough in regenerative medicine in terms of treating slow healing ailments like Tendinitis, Osteoarthritis and sports injuries. Often elite athletes will opt for the PRP injection treatment to help eliminate pain and promote faster healing. A big advantage is there is no recovery time normally associated with a surgical correction.

Dr Sister has been performing these Platelet-rich plasma injections over many years, helping athletes and patients with a variety of injuries, all of whom experience more rapid recovery as well as profound pain relief. He has his own trademarked version of PRP called the Dracula Therapy™. His therapy is different in a number of ways:

  • Only 20cc of blood is taken from the patient.
  • It is hermetical – safe from air.
  • It is not mixed with anything – 100% of the injection is from the patient’s blood.
  • Very specific calculations are made in the centrifuge process and equipment specifications to guarantee the correct platelets concentration and that growth factors are not release before injection.

Plasma injections use the healing power of your own body. The process begins by taking a small sample of your own blood, this is then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from the plasma. The platelets are then injected in to the damaged tissue, this releases the growth factors that recruits and increases the proliferation of reparative cells. This reduces inflammation and encourages regeneration.

Common Treatments For PRP Injections

PRP injections can be used to treat very chronic conditions as well as to induce healing in the tissues which are slow to repair, particularly tendons and also ligaments. The most common treatments for PRP injections are:

  • Osteoarthritis – knee,hip,spine and shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears and strains
  • Back and Neck injuries and pain
  • ACL and knee injuries
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Golfers and tennis elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendinitis and ligament sprains
  • Sciatica

On completion of the plasma injection you can immediately go about your daily routine. Whilst you may feel a little soreness in the area there isn’t any recovery time needed.

You can see some of the research that has been conducted relating to the treatment of sports injuries here

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