09 Jul Are there any Side Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, can promote healing when injected in damaged or injured tissues.
PRP is obtained by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it. This PRP contains special factors or proteins that support cell growth. Thus, injecting PRP into damaged tissues would stimulate growth of healthy cells and repair damaged tissues. Pros like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have been known to undergo PRP treatment to recover from injuries.
PRP injections can be used to treat –
- Tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis and jumper’s knee
- Acute injuries, such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains
- Post-surgical repair
Are there any side effects of PRP?
Since PRP involves injecting substances that come directly from your own blood, the risks of infection and rejection are minimal. However, there are risks from the injection itself, such as pain at injection site, nerve injury and tissue damage.
Your doctor will help you understand the potential risks and what s/he would do to minimize these risks.
Since PRP injections work by stimulating natural healing, it may be some time before you can notice a difference. In the following weeks or months, you would observe healing in the area.
To learn more about PRP and stem cell therapy, call The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute at 855-340-7836 Now. TRSCI specializes in the use of adipose (fat) derived stem cells. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is devoted to advancing successful outcomes and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine.