PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is used to treat many osteoarthritic conditions of the hip as well as sport and exercise related damage to soft tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons such bursitis, tendonitis and joint pain.
An out-patient procedure, PRP injections are ideal for those individuals who would like to try a less invasive form of treatment.
A patient’s blood is drawn; the Platelet- Rich Plasma is separated and then re-injected into the damaged or injured joints and muscles to ease pain. After the injection, the platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing, growth and repair.
The majority of patients will need between one and three injections, although this is dependent upon the severity of the damage or injury.
The risks associated with PRP injections are considered very low as you are receiving your own blood and no foreign substances are being injected into the body, only ones that occur naturally in the body.