Your doctor will first draw your blood from the large vein in your elbow. Your blood will be spun in a special machine to separate the platelets from other blood components. The platelet rich portion of the blood which includes your own bodies cells which help to heal is then extracted.
The injured part of the body is anesthetized with a local anesthetic and PRP is injected into the affected area.
After the Procedure
Following the procedure, you can resume your daily routine activities but avoid strenuous activities such as heavy exercise or lifting.
You may experience some pain during the injection which may last for a couple of days. Anti-inflammatory medications are to be avoided for up to 1 week before and after the injection, as they can interfere with platelet function.