What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is an innovative treatment in sports and orthopaedic medicine, PRP uses your own blood for healing muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
To perform this treatment we place a small amount of your blood in a filtration system, which separates your red blood cells from the platelets. The high concentration of platelets is then injected into your injured tissue, which initiates your body’s natural healing response.
After the treatment you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication for overnight use. NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATION (SUCH AS IBUPROFEN AND NEUROFEN) SHOULD NOT BE USED AFTER TREATMENT. However, cold therapy and icing of the affected area may be used. Following treatment, a stretching and strengthening exercise program will be prescribed, as thorough rehab is vital for a rapid recovery.