What is PRP?

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma in full, is a relatively new medical therapy which uses platelets from one’s blood to rebuild damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments. PRP is obtained by drawing blood from the arm and then centrifuging it to remove other blood components to leave platelets only. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected where needed to help speed up the natural healing process. PRP has proved effectiveness in:


  1. Tissue healing
  2. Reduced inflammation
  3. Hair growth


A PRP injection helps the body to naturally repair and strengthen damaged tissues but at a faster rate due to the increased concentration of platelets in the affected area. The treatment method is all natural and does not have any significant side effects. Since it uses one’s plasma, there are usually no cases of rejection. Even though PRP is still undergoing thorough research to finally get medically proven and accepted, there have been many success stories of people getting successfully cured using it. The method can be likened to stem cell therapy thus is likely to share the same efficacy and reliability. In a few years, PRP may be a highly-sought-after treatment method.


Why did I choose PRP instead of surgery?


When I was diagnosed with meniscus injuries on both legs, I was advised by several physicians to undergo surgery. However, I gave it some thought and simply could not opt to undergo surgery. I felt that there ought to be an alternative treatment method other than surgery. While doing my research about this, I heard about the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment option. Looking deeper into this opened up my mind and I consulted a few specialist doctors, who further explained what it involved and the advantages it had over other treatment methods. Hence, I decided to undergo PRP treatment instead of surgery and the results were amazing. I am currently recovering faster than I possibly imagined and don’t have any scars or wounds.


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