RRMG PRP Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.

Make an enquiry

Contact us to make an enquiry about PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)

14 + 4 =

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a concentration of platelets, growth factors and cellular signalling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing. The therapeutic PRP dose delivers over 1 billion platelets per ml of treatment; this represents a 4-6-fold increase in platelet concentration compared to whole blood.

To perform this treatment we place a small amount of your blood in a filtration system, which separates your red blood cells from the platelets. The high concentration of platelets is then injected into your injured tissue, which initiates your body’s natural healing response.

After the treatment you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication for overnight use. Non-steriodial anti-inlfammatory medication (such as Ibuprofen and Nurofen) should not be used after treatment. However, cold therapy and icing of the affected area may be used. Following treatment, a stretching and strengthening exercise program will be prescribed, as thorough rehab is vital for a rapid recovery

Applications for PRP

There are many applications where PRP Therapy can be very effective.  These are the most common:

N

Knee

  • Ligament sprains and tears (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Patellar tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Bursitis
N

Shoulder

  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction and pain
N

Foot and Ankle

  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Achilles tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
N

Elbow, Hand and Wrist

  • Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer’s elbow)
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
N

Spine

  • Ligaments sprains and tears
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Spinal stenosis
N

Hip

  • Ligament and muscle sprains/tears
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
How is it performed?

After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge which separates the blood into its many components.  Platelet Rich Plasma can then be collected and delivered to an injured tissue, such as a tendon or ligament, via an injection.  Ultrasound guidance can assist in the precise placement of PRP in a process that takes a total of 20-30 minutes.  There may be soreness at the site of the injection that can last for a few days.  Most people return to work and normal day-to-day activities immediately after the injection.

Is it safe?

This results in minimal discomfort.  Since PRP is prepared from your own blood, there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission and virtually no risk of infection.

How well does it work?

There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant healing and long-lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries.  Common injuries include tendon and ligament damage and other sports injuries. Results are proving PRP to be an effective and natural alternative to steroid injections which temporarily help alleviate pain symptoms but do not heal the cause of your pain.

Are all PRP concentrating devices, and PRP treatments, created equally?

No.  A number of PRP concentrating devices are available commercially, each with varying cost, process and performance.

How often should I repeat this procedure?

We recommend a series of 3 injections over a 3-4-week period.

What are the expected results?

Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process.  The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissue before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.  PRP therapy does not provide immediate relief; instead, it sets in motion a repair mechanism that takes 2-3 weeks before pain relief is felt.  A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed the following results in patients with elbow tendinosis: 

46% pain relief by week 4
60% pain relief by week 8
81% pain relief by 6 months
At the conclusion of the study, 93% of patients were completely satisfied with their PRP treatment and had avoided surgery.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The body’s natural reaction to an injury is to send platelets from the blood to damaged tissues to initiate healing.  Platelets store a vast array of growth factors which are released at the site of injury through cell signals received from the injured tissue to mediate healing.

Platelet Rich Plasma is injected directly into the injured tissue, stimulating the same healing response in a much more potent form.  The autologous PRP treatment, therefore, uses your own concentrated platelets and growth factors to stimulate and enhance the body’s own healing response to treat acute injury, inflammation or chronic degenerative disease.

THE COMPOSITION OF BLOOD PLASMA

Constitutes between 52 and 62 % of whole blood, it is a straw-coloured fluid in which blood cells, proteins and other substances are suspended and transported.

WHITE BLOOD CELLS

LEUCOCYTES – constitute less than 1 % of whole blood.  These attacks and destroy potentially harmful foreign matter.

PLATELETS

THROMBOCYTES – constitute less than 1 % of whole blood.  These form clots, blocking blood from exiting wounds.

RED BLOOD CELLS

ERYTHROCYTES – constitute between 38 and 48 % of whole blood.  These cells keep tissue alive by bringing oxygen to it and taking carbon dioxide away.

By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, this treatment has been shown to lead to a more rapid, more efficient and more thorough restoration of the tissues to a healthy state.  Since PRP is prepared from your own blood, it causes little to no concern for rejection, infection or disease transmission.

Expert Doctors.
Professional Care.

Dr. Ralph Rogers MD PhD MBA and CEO of RRMG is a Consultant in Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who uses his wealth of experience to effectively tackle chronic pain and acute discomfort with innovative Regenerative Medicine treatments.

His impressive resume includes global qualifications gained at some of the finest institutions in the world. A degree in Psychology at the University of Delaware was followed by medical training at the University of Leuven in Europe, and further qualifications gained at the University of Maryland, the Free University of Brussels and the University of Leicester – including a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and a PhD in Exercise Physiology.

Contact us

Call Us

44 (0)20 7112 5400

Email Us

pa@rrmg.com

Main Location

R R M G
10-11 Bulstrode Place
Marylebone
London
W1U 2HX

FACEBOOK

 

INSTAGRAM

 

TWITTER

 

Get in touch