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PRP For Orthopaedic Therapy

Many musculoskeletal issues can be helped through PRP, including rotator cuffs, Achilles tendon and tennis elbow – essentially any tendon injury apart from complete tears.

The goal of using PRP for soft tissue and orthopaedic injuries and issues is to reduce pain, improve joint function and possibly slow, halt and even repair damage to cartilage. It’s used by doctors who theorise it may:

  • Inhibit inflammation and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis
  • Stimulate the formation of new cartilage
  • Increase the production of natural lubricating fluid in the joint, easing joint friction
  • Contain proteins that alter a patient’s pain receptors and reduce pain sensations

PRP and Osteoarthritis

Among the expanding list of orthopaedic conditions using PRP as part of therapy is osteoarthritis. It’s most commonly used for knee, hand and shoulder osteoarthritis, though can be used on other joints as well.

By injecting the platelet-rich plasma directly into the affected joint, we aim to reduce pain, improve joint function, and possibly slow, halt and repair damage to the cartilage.

We’ve seen great results in all sorts of injuries and all sorts of chronic conditions; get in touch to hear how PRP could help you reduce the pain and get back to full movement.

Find out more about our Orthopaedic PRP therapies