Injections are easy and quick.
- First, the physician will draw blood from your arm.
- Secondly, once the blood is drawn, the sample will be placed in a machine to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood.
- Lastly, once the platelets have been separated, the physician will then re-inject the blood that contains the higher concentration of platelets back into your body.
The solution is gently injected into the target area, such as a injured knee or tendon, via a needle. Injections can take place over a course of weeks or months to help the body accelerate the healing. Results can last as long as 18 months.
Are There Studies To Prove PRP is Safe?
Yes. There are numerous studies that prove the effectiveness of PRP. A few studies include:
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