Sportreat and TotaLife Care offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections by our Sports Medicine Doctor, Peter Nathan.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a promising solution to accelerate healing of chronic tendon injuries and improve arthritis symptoms.
PRP technology was initially developed over 20 years ago to aid with wound healing and is still used in Europe for this indication so it is a proven safe modality.
Recently it has also been used extensively for cosmetic applications.
Autologous blood is collected in a special tube approved for PRP harvesting. This is then spun in a centrifuge and the selector gel separates the red & white blood cells from the platelets and plasma. The low density fraction of this is then removed yielding a serum rich in natural healing growth factors.
Sportreat and TotaLife Care now perform PRP procedures for the treatment of chronic tendon tears, such as tennis elbow & rotator cuff pathologies.
We are also doing knee and other joint injections for osteoarthritis.