PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is used for healing sports injuries such as injured tendons, joints, muscles, and ligaments. This treatment takes the patients to own blood. From this blood, plasma is extracted and then it is injected into the targeted wound area. Benefits of PRP.
PRP or Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves injecting platelets in concentrated form. Platelets are extracted from the patient blood. Normally platelets are responsible for the healing and blood clotting mechanism.
PRP is an autologous procedure. It means is ‘extracting from your own body’. A small amount of blood is drawn from the body. After drawing this blood is used a centrifuge to separate the platelet and plasma in the blood.
The plasma that is separated from your blood is further processed with again centrifuge to separate a protein liquid. Liquid protein is used to treat joint pain. This process allows the patient to get back on his/her feet faster.
Is PRP right for me:
Benefits of PRP. PRP treatment is best for that patients that are not finding any symptom control for conditions like musculoskeletal (MSK). For this type of condition, surgery is not appropriate.
Benefits of PRP:
In the human body, there are some body parts that take a hard time for healing. For instance, ligaments and tendons that connect bones and muscles. On the contrary, Ligaments and tendons do not get a lot of blood from the body. That is the reason this tissue injury heals slowly.
Best Dermatologist in Islamabad. PRP injection uses the patient blood to heal his body. Areas such as foot and ankle, knee, shoulder, back and spine, hip and elbow.
Following are some benefits of PRP treatment:
- Injured tissue
- Inflammatory processes
- Mobility issue
- Requirement of Artificial joint
- Reduction of Side Effects
PRP in Islamabad takes a complete course of three injections. The patient will see its results within 12 months of the time period.
During PRP Treatment:
- First Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm.
- In the Second step, blood is processed in a centrifuge.
- Centrifuge helps us to separate platelet-rich plasma.
- Further this Plasma is processed and further separate into protein liquid.
- In the last, the Affected joint is injected with liquid protein.
PRP treatment is so short that it roughly takes 30 minutes and it can also be performed in clinics.
Some minor pain and swelling are experienced by some patients after PRP injection. This pain took almost 24 – 48 hours of time. Other than that, there are no lasting side effects of the treatment. However, it is recommended to have someone with you on the day of your treatment.
Patients are suggested to minimize their activity for about 14 days.
Pain from PRP injection is reduced soon after one week of treatment. Other clinical studies show the effectiveness of a single dose of injection.
Its effect may take from 3 to 4 weeks after the injection. Its effect improves over weeks and months. Some clinics also claim that its effect lasts for around 12 months. Hence, PRP also delays the need for surgical joint replacement over time.