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Injured? In Pain? Told to learn to live with it?
Maybe PRP could help you.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is an exciting new biomedical treatment that harnesses the healing capacity of the body.
The key to the healing is the platelets, blood cells that are released when we sustain injury.
At one time platelets were just seen as blood cells that were involved in the clotting process. Little was known about their miraculous healing properties until the first growth factor was identified about 50 years ago.
Now we understand that many growth factors are contained within the platelets and that these growth factors are the message for the tissues to rejuvenate and regenerate.
The treatment is referred to as "Platelet Rich Plasma" or "PRP". PRP is not just any PRP. PRP has been used somewhat colloquially and this term oversimplifies Platelet Rich Plasma and its exciting capabilities.
Just like any medication, the exact dose, frequency, quality and quantity has to be defined and understood.
Professor Nicola Muffali performed PRP treatment into my shoulder. After taking a blood sample and spinning it in the centrifuge he then injected PRP directly into my shoulder. It was a strange sensation, but not painful. My arm just felt slightly heavy, so I took paracetamol straight away, had a good night’s sleep and felt fine the next day. Four days on, my shoulder is feeling great. I’m delighted!!