Platelet rich plasma injections (PRP injections) can be used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries including that of tendons, muscles and joints.
PRP can be injected into:
- Tennis elbow (common extensor tendinosis)
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinosis)
- Achilles tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hamstring tendons
- Adductor tendons
- Gluteal tendons
- PRP can also be used in:
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Knee MCL tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Benefits of PRP
Pain Relieve and Healing
Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate the repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells to intensify the body’s effort to heal. PRP injection stimulates the wound healing process and reduces the pain duration much faster.
Safe, effective and lasting
Because your own body is used, there is no risk of transmittable infection and allergic reaction. PRP resolves pain through healing; the results gradually increase as the healing progresses more than 1 – 2 years.
The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome
PRP can be very effective in treating osteoarthritis, especially in earlier stages. PRP may stimulate cartilage regeneration, which could potentially slow down the deteriorating effect of age and the progression of arthritis.
PRP injection is available now in Alpha Hand Surgery Centre. Prior consultation with a specialist is required. Our Consultant Hand & Microsurgeon, Dr. Terence Tay is available to discuss further about the treatment options with PRP. For more information, please call 03 – 6141 8533.