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PRP is a concentrated form of our blood that contains growth factors for healing.

While we are famous for PRP on the face and neck here at RX, PRP can in fact be used for joint pains, in particular the knee.  As a matter of fact, PRP was first used in the 1970s to treat wear and tear of our joints (osteoarthritis) and other tendon related joint injuries, and only recently was the focus of treatment shifted to the skin.

Osteoarthritis is a common joint issue which occurs due to wear and tear of our joints as we age.

This mainly affects our weight bearing joints, joints that are used repeatedly and excessively, as well as previously injured joint from when we were younger.  As the cartilage covering the bones in the joint begin to thin, the bones begin rubbing together and this causes inflammation and ultimately pain.

It is therefore very important to keep the pain under control so that we can continue leading our active lifestyle.

Similarly, injuries to tendons and ligaments are painful due to inflammation and therefore PRP injections can help to reduce this.

PRP Extraction

Firstly, blood is taken from the arm and placed in a special machine to process and produce your PRP.  A special blood processing tube is used to ensure that we get the highest possible yield of your PRP for the greatest effect.

PRP Injection

Once the PRP is ready, our doctor will get you comfortable and position your knee appropriately.  The procedure is performed under sterile conditions and the knee is marked then cleaned.

A small needle is then used to enter the space in the knee and the PRP is injected inside – don’t worry, this is surprisingly not as painful as it sounds!

It is a very popular option for people who are opposed to steroid injections or surgery in mild to moderate cases of osteoarthritis given that it is natural, and from our own body!

How long does this treatment last?

Typically, the effects of these PRP injections can last up to 6 months, but this is variable for individuals.  This can be due to examples such as: the severity of the condition, the age of the person receiving treatment, as well as the quality and response to PRP.

Is there any downtime?

After the injection, you will be free to do your normal light activities and are strongly encouraged to keep moving the knee which will allow the PRP to spread more effectively around the whole joint.  Common side effects after treatment include bruising or swelling and rarely inflammation.  Within the next few days after injecting, the knee might be a little bit achy and sore, which this is normal.  You can resume any intense exercise a week after the injection.


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Whatever your concerns, be it enhancing your natural features or reversing the signs of ageing, Clinic RX is able to deliver a wide range of quality, state of the art & personalized aesthetic, cosmetic & wellness solutions, merged with exemplary service, in a warm and pleasant environment designed to make you feel completely at ease.


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