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PRP or “Platelet Rich Plasma” is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood.
Platelets contain essential growth factors (EGF, VEGF, PDGF, FGF & More) that accelerate cell regeneration and the wound healing process.
In PRP treatment, a sample of blood is taken and centrifuged (spun-down) to derive a concentrate high in platelets.
This is then re-injected at the site of injury or into the operative field to encourage faster healing.
In particular situations Mr Freedman may combine PRP with certain surgical procedures (such as hip arthroscopy) to encourage faster healing. In some situations, treatment with PRP alone may be sufficient to achieve healing of your injury or problem.
PRP treatment is relatively new but there are already multiple publications in the orthopaedic literature which discuss the potential benefits of PRP treatment.
The benefits, limitations and reported research behind PRP treatments will be discussed with you at your consultation.
Disclaimer: Any invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should consider seeking a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.