- How is it applied?
- The most common application method is PRP injection with a needle into the target tissue. During the process, which takes about half an hour, a certain amount of blood is taken from the patient first. The resulting PRP becomes ready to be injected after the blood taken has passed the procedure, which takes approximately 1.5 minutes. The obtained PRP is injected into the problem area with anesthetic medication to avoid any pain during the procedure.
- What should I pay attention to after the application?
- After the PRP is applied, there may be a slight swelling and pain in the relevant area. The patient can take painkillers for this and apply ice for swelling. It is not recommended to take anti-inflammatory drugs as it may reduce the effect of PRP. After the procedure, it is necessary to avoid heavy movements and exercises during the period recommended by the physician.
- How many times can PRP be applied?
- Sometimes a single application may be sufficient for PRP. However, depending on the course of the healing process, the process can be applied more several times.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut TAHTA
Orthopedics and Traumatology