Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

What are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections?

Within your blood each person contains platelets which aid the body with repair and regeneration. When separated from the other types of blood cells it becomes more concentrated and can be used to help speed up the body’s natural healing process.

How does PRP work?

Blood will be taken from you and then placed into a specialised machine which spins the blood to separate the platelets from the remaining blood cells. The concentrated platelets are then injected back into the affect area of the body to help speed up the healing.

What can this treatment be used for?

PRP injections can be used to treat joint injuries and more specifically:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Swimmers shoulder
  • Where an injury has occurred around a joint

How long with the procedure take?

It normally takes around 30 minutes with the majority of the time taken with spinning and separating the blood cells.

What happens after the procedure?

You will be discharged from the hospital as soon as possible after your procedure and your radiographer and/or consultant will be able to advise you on recovery and activity after your procedure.

You will be asked to keep a pain diary after your procedure so that we can monitor the progress of your treatment. Details will be supplied by the hospital following your procedure.

How can I find out more or make a booking?

For further details or to book an appointment please call our imaging booking department on 01582 714540 or email

This procedure is available to patient with private medical insurance (please speak to them before making your appointment) or if you are paying for your treatment yourself. For a quote for self-funding patients please call 01582 714420.

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