Dr. Ahmed Gadallah Orthopedic Surgeon

PRP Injection

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Our blood consists of three main solid components: red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets consist of special proteins (growth factors), which can enhance our body’s natural healing response to an injury. Plasma is a liquid component found in our blood, while platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a high concentration of platelets, plasma and other components. PRP is delivered via injection to the injured area to boost your body’s ability to repair damaged tissue. PRP is a relatively new method, which can treat several orthopedic conditions, such as tendon, ligament and muscle injuries, arthritis and fractures. PRP is useful to promote healing, alleviate painful symptoms and delay joint replacement surgeries. Based on the severity of the case, you might need 2-3 sessions for full recovery.

How does a PRP injection work?

PRP injections are an in-office procedure, takes about 45 minutes, and the general process is the following:

What is recovery like after PRP injection?

It is usually recommended to rest after leaving the office, however, many patients can return to light activities the next day. Effect of plasma appears in about 1-3 weeks.

Is PRP therapy safe?

Dr. Ahmed Gadallah has extensive experience in PRP therapy. He completed hundreds of PRP injections successfully and even submitted a research paper in 2016 with the title of “Comparative study between subacromial injection of PRP vs corticosteroid in cases with rotator cuff tendinopathy.”