PRP treatment is frequently used in orthopedics and traumatology as it is applied in many fields of medicine today.
PRP is an easy to use, highly beneficial operation and is not a drug. Because in practice, there is no substance other than one’s own blood. Its effect is limited only to the area where it is applied. Since the patient’s own blood is in question, there is almost no possibility of causing side effects in organs such as kidney and liver.
In this method, blood is taken from the patient and processed in the device. After separation, the remaining plasma is injected into the area to be treated. The application can be used for places with joint pain, knees, shoulders, knee ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, muscle injuries and other ailments.
After the blood is prepared, it should be applied within a few minutes. Otherwise, the effect of blood will be significantly reduced. Therefore, it should not be forgotten that the faster it is injected, the better the result will be.
PRP, which is mostly used in intra-knee applications, has a great effect in this area. Daily movements such as sitting up, going up and down stairs, and walking sometimes cause excessive load on the knee, and after a while, damage to the knee joints begins to occur. Joint lubrication decreases over time, especially with advancing age. After a while, pain in the knee joints and consequent limitation of movement begins.
At this stage, it is absolutely necessary to intervene. Because the earlier the treatment for knee pain is started, the more successful the effect will be. If the treatment is started late, the pain will increase and then disorders such as connective tissue deterioration or meniscus will occur. In this way, treatment will be difficult, perhaps surgery will be in question.
Therefore, at the beginning of knee pain, a doctor should be consulted and treatment should be started. It is possible to get rid of knee pain in a short time with PRP application. Because PRP is a procedure that can treat calcification in the knees.
In this treatment, the blood taken from the patient is centrifuged in a short time. In this way, a special platelet-rich plasma is obtained. The obtained plasma is injected into the area of calcification without waiting. Healing begins within a few weeks following the procedure.
No conclusive evidence has been obtained as to how many times the application should be made. Depending on the extent of the discomfort, in some cases one application is sufficient, but sometimes it may be repeated at intervals of a few weeks. In addition, PRP must be done in sterile environments. Otherwise, infection may occur.
After treatment, there may be mild swelling or pain at the site of low infection. This problem can be eliminated with simple painkillers and ice application.