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PRP Injection


30 minutes


PRP injections are used to promote healing in joints, tendons and ligaments following injury or chronic damage. They belong to an emerging field known as Orthobiologics which focuses on the body's natural ability to heal. The idea is that PRP injection stimulates your body to grow new healthy cells and recover from damage. 


What is PRP? 

Our blood contains red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma.  

As a normal response to injury, platelets travel to the wound and release growth factors to encourage healing. Areas with poor blood supply (e.g. tendons and joints) may struggle to receive these growth factors. 

Before the procedure, blood is taken and spun in a machine called a centrifuge to separate out the unwanted components of the blood. This creates a protein rich plasma ready for injection into the area of interest. All our injections are performed using ultrasound guidance to increase accuracy. You can eat and drink as normal before the injection. 


What is PRP used for? 

  • Knee Osteoarthritis of mild/moderate severity 

  • Chronic tendinopathy: 

  • Patella tendon (Jumper’s knee) 

  • Quadriceps tendon 

  • Achilles tendon 

  • Shoulder rotator cuff 

  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow 

  • Lateral hip pain and gluteal tendinopathy 

  • Plantar fasciitis 

PRP is most effective when treating joint, tendon and ligament injuries that have failed to heal after rest and rehabilitation. It is safer and less invasive than surgery with less risk of scarring and infection. It usually takes weeks to months to see the full benefits take effect. You will see improved results in conjunction with physiotherapy rehabilitation. 


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