Ultrasound-guided PRP injections
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections are a simple procedure that harness the potential of your own cells to trigger and accelerate the healing process. The procedure involves sampling the patient’s blood and centrifuging it to separate out platelet-rich plasma (growth factors). The plasma is then injected into the treatment area to stimulate the healing and repair of the injured tissue. This step is guided using ultrasound for better precision and effectiveness.
PRP is not indicated for all patients or for treating all injuries or conditions. Talk with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate.
- Blood is drawn when patient arrives at the clinic
- Blood is centrifuged and plasma is extracted
- Ultrasound-guided injection
- Activities can be resumed gradually following physician’s instructions
- Quick and simple procedure (approx. 30 minutes)
- Natural, biocompatible treatment (comes from the patient’s own body)
- No scarring
- Complications are rare. May cause pain several days after the PRP injection
- Few contraindications (patients can’t take anti-inflammatory drugs for two weeks before and four weeks after the procedure)
- Success rate of approximately 75% (75% of patients recover) for properly selected shoulder and elbow conditions
- Does not affect ability to resort to surgery if necessary
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