Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections involve using a concentrated solution of platelets, growth factors, and other bioactive proteins derived from the patient’s own blood to promote healing and tissue regeneration in damaged or injured tissues.
During the procedure, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and processed using a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from other components of the blood. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the affected area, such as the knee joint, using ultrasound guidance or other imaging techniques to ensure accuracy.
PRP injections are often used to treat knee conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and cartilage damage. The growth factors and other bioactive proteins in PRP can stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and promote the growth of new blood vessels, which can accelerate the healing process.
PRP injections are generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications. However, the effectiveness of PRP injections can vary depending on the individual patient’s condition, the severity of their symptoms, and other factors, and it may not be a suitable treatment option for everyone.