Joint PRP and Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma Joint Repair
Joint Treatment :
How it works :
Blood is removed from the arm via a syringe and needle. This is then processed via a tube extraction system to yield around 3ml of platelet rich plasma which is then activated.
This is then injected into the joint with or without ultrasound guidance.
Who is suitable ?
Patients with mild osteo arthritis , who do not have a history of joint trauma or joint surgery. For patients who have occasional symptoms injection with plasma only may be sufficient.
What are the risks ?
There can be some pain, inflammation and swelling in the joint afterwards. This can last 1-2 days but has been known to last up to 7 days.
There is a risk of joint infection with any joint injection procedure.
The long term effects of the treatment are as yet unknown as are the long term risks.