PRP therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy), also known as Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) therapy, takes advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone. The main aim of this treatment is to reduce pain, improve joint function and potentially slow, halt or even repair damage to cartilage. It is well used in Sport Medicine and helps patients regain activity by effectively reducing pain and improving mobility. This simple outpatient treatment may help you recover from a painful sports Injury or chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and tendinitis.
What areas can be treated?
Overuse injuries and injuries of tendons:
- Tennis-elbow, golfer’s elbow (Epicondylar tendinopathy) Read more
- Runners/Jumpers Knee (Patellar tendonitis)
- Plantar fasciitis Read more
- Achilles tendon irritation Read more
- Osteoarthritis Read more
- Tendonitis rotator cuff shoulder
Overuse injuries and injuries to muscles:
- Muscle strain, contusion and torn muscle fibre
Tom Court PRP therapy journey
Tom Court recently underwent Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to aid in recovery of his right Knee. Tom says,
“My knee is feeling great. Training on it after PRP has been good. The pain in the front of the knee is getting less very quickly now.”
Watch the video to see his procedure and follow his story.
PRP is an effective and well researched treatment. If you are currently in rehabilitation, experiencing chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and tendinitis, or being treated for a sports injury PRP may be extremely effective as it supports your body’s self-healing processes by using your own cells. The treatment reduces pain and can help you get back to normal activity levels quickly.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers. See our PRP evidence section.
We offer a convenient one stop clinic and competitive fixed price diagnostics package to identify the issue and recommend prompt treatment. All under the guidance of a top London specialist. In addition to our PRP fixed price packages you may be recommended pain relieving injections, shockwave therapy or Lipogems.
For more information or to book an appointment to see one of our consultants please ring 0330 2233332
The procedure is performed in an out-patient clinic.
- Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm
- A separation procedure extracts and concentrates the desired body substances (ACP Autologous Conditioned Plasma)
- These substances are injected into the affected region
The treatment is generally administered at three weekly intervals. Since the treatment is prepared from the patient’s own blood, the treatment carries a low risk.
Watch the video below to hear our Consultant Surgeon, Mr Ali Noorani explain more about PRP therapy.
How it works
The healing of injured or inflamed tissue involves a complex and precisely regulated series of natural processes within the body. Thrombocytes (platelets) play an important role in this process. At the site of injury they release growth factors that initiate the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes. PRP therapy is based on our understanding of these complex processes. With its high concentration of growth factors PRP injections support the body’s self-healing processes.
See the benefits of PRP treatment
The animation takes the viewer on a journey through what it is like having sore joints from osteoarthritis or muscle pain. We follow two patients from the onset of pain to the relief.
How PRP works in action
In this animation the pathology of Osteoarthritis and PRP’s mode of action on a molecular level are outlined in a simple way.