РRР FAQs

 

What are РRР Injections?

 

Рlаtеlеt riсh рlаsmа Injections are used to stimulate healing using one’s own blood components. The physician will withdraw your blood, put the blood into a centrifuge where the platelets are extracted (platelets are now known to release healing proteins known as growth factors) and then inject that solution directly into the area chosen. These proteins then stimulate repair and regeneration at the site, offering the patient pain relief and quicker healing rates. In most cases, 1-3 injections are required.

 

What Conditions are Treated with РRР?

 

РRР Injections can treat a number of conditions for the hip, knee, arm, shoulder, lower leg and feet such as acute muscle tears and strains, chronic tendinopathies (tennis elbow, Achilles tendon, patellar tendon and rotator cuff) , ligament injuries (ie: medial or lateral collateral ligament—MCL/LCL), and osteoarthritis.  РRР is used in treatments like Vampire Facial, O and P shots, Scalp РRР for hair growth and many more. 

 

Is РRР Painful?

 

Patients usually tolerate the injection well. However, there can be soreness after the injection due to the РRР-induced inflammatory response. You can expect minimal swelling some and soreness during the first 48 hours post injection.

How Quickly does РRР Work?

 

Most patients see some improvement within 2-6 weeks, depending on the treatment. The pain becomes less and less as the weeks pass with most clinical trials reporting improvement up to 6-9 months post injection.

 

Are these Injections Safe?

 

Platelet injections are safe. Since you are using your body’s own blood components and there are no foreign substances being injected into your body, the injections are considered safe.

However there is some minimal risk involved. During research studies and clinical trials, the only risk noted was that the injection could cause an infection to develop. This is not unique to platelet injections, anytime a person undergoes an injection there is this risk. But because there are no foreign bodies being injected and there is no concern of disease transmission, this therapy is considered to be safe.

Using one’s own body as a healing mechanism is a relatively new concept in the world of medicine, and an exciting one at that. As therapies such as these begin to prove they are beneficial and effective, you will likely see similar therapies develop in other medical areas.

 

How long does it take?

 

Depending on the number of areas being treated and the treatment itself, it may vary a bit. Most procedures will be completed in 45-60 minutes.

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