What is PRP?
PRP treatment It is the process of applying the product obtained from the person’s own thrombocyte cells to certain areas of the patient. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. In other words, it means that the cells of the blood, which are rich in healing factors, are separated and injected into the body. It is used for cosmetic purposes such as skin care, as well as in the treatment of many diseases today. PRPapplication is used.
How to Apply PRP?
PRP application, which is carried out in a short time of about 20 minutes, starts by taking approximately 20 cc of blood from the person. After the separation process lasting 6 minutes, the upper part is taken and injected into the patient. The process is applied directly to the area that is related to that area.
Applied in many cosmetic fields and diseases PRP treatmentorthopedics can be successfully applied in the field. We use this method especially in the treatment of knee calcification, tennis elbow and heel spur diseases.
PRP and Knee Calcification Treatment
Not particularly advanced knee PRP application is a very useful method in calcification. Moreover, PRP is not made for pain, but for the treatment of calcification directly. It does not relieve pain as quickly as cortisone injections for pain. The pain gradually decreases and is expected to disappear over time. Complaints seen after cortisone are not expected to be seen after PRP treatment. As in all other PRP applications, approximately 20 cc of blood taken from the patient is centrifuged. Centrifugation is the process of separating platelets. After separation, the upper part of the tube is taken and injected into the knee area. It is usually sufficient to apply 3 sessions with 1 month intervals.
PRP and Tennis Elbow Treatment
tennis elbow It is a very stubborn disease. The pain it causes can negatively affect the daily life of the patient. One of the non-surgical treatment methods applied to relieve these pains is cortisone injection. Cortisone injection is very successful in relieving pain quickly. However, the downside is that there is a 50 percent chance that the pain will recur after a few months. As in PRP knee calcification tennis elbow It is also used successfully in the disease. As with cortisone, the pain does not go away all of a sudden; takes time. Therefore, patients need to be patient. A great deal of success is achieved with the PRP session applied 2 times with an interval of 15 days. The risk of recurrence is also low.
PRP and Heel Spur Treatment
Insufficient results from many treatment methods heel spur In the disease, very satisfactory results can be obtained with PRP application. Again, we apply PRP, which requires some time, sometimes in a single session and sometimes in 2 sessions with 1 month intervals.
How Many Days/Months of PRP and How Many Sessions is Applied?
The number of sessions and the application interval may vary depending on the procedures performed. If we need to talk about orthopedic problems, generally 3 sessions with 1 month intervals are sufficient for knee arthritis, 2 sessions with 15 days intervals for tennis elbow, 2 sessions with 1 month intervals for heel spurs.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Since it is produced from the patient’s own blood, PRP does not have any side effects or harms. Pain may occur only as a result of the needle touching the skin. This pain is also very mild and passes in a short time.