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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment

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What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Plasma refers to the liquid component of blood. Plasma is the medium for red and white blood cells and other material traveling in the blood stream. Plasma is mostly water but also includes proteins, nutrients, glucose, and antibodies, among other components.

Platelets is like red and white blood cells and are a normal component of blood. Platelets  secrete substances called growth factors and other proteins that regulate cell division, stimulate tissue regeneration, and promote healing.

To collect the PRP,  Dr. Daan will draw blood from your body and use a machine, called a centrifuge,  to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the affected area during the treatment to release growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?

PRP injections are used to treat Osteoarthritis, torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries.

Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.

Knee replacement specialist

Knee replacement specialist