PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Accelerate your body’s natural healing with PRP Therapy
As a Sports Medicine by Physician by training, Dr Bains treats and manages complex injuries. He has worked with both elite athletes and ‘weekend warriors’. Hari and his team are passionate about promoting exercise to all members of the community.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections – this state of the art treatment can now be offered to patients suffering the painful effects of tendon and joint disorders. This adds to the growing treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions.
Synvisc injections continue to be effective for knee arthritis but PRP has , under expert ultrasound guidance, the potential to transform the treatment of shoulder tendinopathy, tennis elbow, achilles tendon injury and plantar fasciitis (to name but a few).
- Accelerates healing of injuries and degenerative joint conditions
- Uses your own cells to promote repair and regeneration of bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments and muscle issue
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is one area of regenerative medicine that has been proven to be beneficial in halting degenerative change and improving tissue regeneration in certain conditions. The treatment accelerates the body’s natural healing process by using the patient’s own cells to promote repair of bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments, muscle and skin tissue. It works by delivering powerful growth factors that stimulate and improve blood supply to the injured area and the nutrients needed for cells to regenerate the damaged tissue.
Patients can expect to see a significant improvement in symptoms in 3-6 weeks post injection. This will be dependent upon many factors though, and the severity of the injury being treated. The aim of PRP therapy is to either eliminate or delay the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery, and to allow the patient to return to a good functioning level with minimal disability or pain.
PRP injections are safe and effective for specific clinical presentations resistant to conservative therapy including
- partial ligament
- tendon and muscle tears
- plantar fasciitis
- early to moderate osteoarthritis