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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative, all-natural treatment option for tendon injuries and joint pain

It’s a safe, non-surgical treatment that utilizes the healing properties of platelets from your own blood to help jumpstart the healing process and oftentimes delivering profound pain relief. At kokilaben dhirubhai Ambani hospital, centre for regenerative medicine, we have a dedicated team providing our patients with some of the most comprehensive PRP therapy, Western India has to offer.

How PRP therapy works?

Everyone’s blood is composed of the same key components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Platelets are the essential component that PRP therapy relies on to potentially heal chronic injuries and relieve pain.

Platelets are an incredible army of cells that circulate in your blood. They are primarily recognized for controlling bleeding. However, they also release over 1500 growth factors and proteins that facilitate wound healing and tissue repair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works by isolating and concentrating the platelets within your own blood and selectively injecting them into injured areas, triggering your body’s natural healing process and thereby reducing inflammation and pain.

We continue to vigorously study PRP while collaborating with other field-leading colleagues to determine optimal preparations and applications. We have now learned that joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves each require specific and unique PRP formulations for best results, which are routinely incorporated into our treatments.

Conditions we treat with PRP therapy

PRP therapy has been applied to an array of musculoskeletal injuries, and has exhibited positive results in most of them. At KDAH, we’ve successively used this innovative and minimally invasive approach to treat a wide range of conditions and areas of pain, including:

  • Knee Osteoarthritis(OA)
  • Hip and Ankle OA
  • Temporo Mandibular Joint arthritis
  • Hip, knee and shoulder pain
  • Chronic tendonitis/tendinosis in the elbow, hip, or knee, foot and ankle
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Tendoachilitis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries in athletes
  • Common sports injuries
  • Muscle tears

What to expect during your PRP therapy appointments

You can expect your platelet-rich plasma therapy visits to be a very comfortable and professional experience. The physician is among the most experienced in world, having performed hundreds of injections for nearly 10 years.

To begin, we will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets for your injections. We will then cleanse the treatment area and apply a local anesthetic to ensure a very pleasant experience.

Under the guidance of an ultrasound image, the expert will then inject the platelet-rich plasma directly into your specific injured areas. We believe that this is the optimal way to perform this procedure, as it allows us to clearly visualize the areas we are targeting and avoid trauma to the surrounding structures.The Expert is also among few physicians in country who is trained in Ultrasound Guided Procedures and has done thousands of Ultrasound Guided Procedures in last 10 years

To maximize your pain relief and healing benefits, depending on the region and extent of injury, you may require multiple treatments, along with personalized physical therapy.

After your injections, there is often a very brief recovery period. For the first two days, it’s normal to experience some swelling and discomfort at the injection site, which should resolve on its own. In the meantime, we will provide you with instructions on safe ways to manage the discomfort.

Generally depending on the body region and extent of your injury, you may begin to feel the results of your PRP therapy within two to eight weeks. Ordinarily, the symptom relief and healing process continues to improve for up to six months after your final treatment.

Is PRP therapy right for you?

PRP therapy is a breakthrough treatment that has helped many of our patients stay active and achieve profound relief from osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, chronic pain, acute athletic injuries and a number of other conditions.

To be considered an ideal candidate, your injury or condition can be of a mild, moderate and severe level; acute,subacute or chronic.

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