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August 1, 2018

You might have heard a lot about PRP Therapy lately. The success stories of sports stars who've been brought back to their daily sports regime due to the PRP therapy. Let us know more about PRP via the brief description given below.

What is PRP Treatment or PRP Therapy?

Blood consists mainly plasma along with other components like red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets contain loads of proteins called the growth factors which facilitates clotting and in turn heals injuries. PRP or Platelet-Rich-Plasma contains an excess amount of platelets, than what is normally found in the blood. The growth factors found in PRP will be way more (about 5-10 times the amount of them found in blood).

How is PRP prepared?

PRP is prepared by drawing blood from the patient. Then, the platelets are separated from the other components of blood and the platelet concentration is increased using the process of centrifugation. The platelet concentration which has been increased will be mixed with the blood.

How does PRP work?

The site of the injury is treated with PRP so that the healing process occurs quickly.

  • PRP can be slowly injected into the area of injury. The pain of the injection may last for a week or two after which it becomes better and the effect will be observed.
  • PRP is also used after surgery to speed up healing of the injured area. PRP is prepared in such a way that it can be stitched together with the tissues, for example: to heal torn tendons.

What are the conditions treated by PRP?

  • Severe tendon injuries: According to studies and researches conducted, PRP is the most effective when treating tendon injuries especially the tennis elbow, where the tendons are outside the elbow. Inflammation of the patellar tendon or Achilles tendonitis is another example of conditions treated by PRP.
  • PRP is also used to treat knee arthritis.
  • Muscle and ligament injuries are also treated using PRP. PRP has been very effective in treating sports injuries like a sprain in the knee and pulled hamstrings. The healing process of such injuries has shown a significant rate of speed.

Are you suffering from any sports injury? Don't you want to go back and play like a professional? Get yourself a PRP treatment in Secunderabad from Secunderabad's much trusted and popular Kasthuri Multispeciality Hospital, headed by the very reputed doctors, Dr.M.Kasthuri and Dr. Susanth. The hospital is famous for orthopaedic treatment in India. The hospital has a proficient team of doctors who are well familiar with the modern advancements in medical science. Hurry up, get your appointment now itself for the best PRP therapy in Hyderabad.


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