Properly practised PRP treatment should be knowledge and evidence-based. It is very important for the clinician to interpret studies relevant to the condition they are planning to treat and the preparation of the PRP they choose to prescribe.
It is no different to any kind of medicine. Each person’s needs should be taken into account with their individual circumstances and at the same time, each joint will have a specific cartilage environment and need.
There are over 400 types of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) on the market and there are 10 medical articles relating to PRP every hour. It is a rapidly evolving field of medicine. Over 100 randomised control trials (RCT) have confirmed the effectiveness of PRP, on the other hand, there are many studies reporting PRP being ineffective.
Effective treatment with PRP requires a solid understanding of the biology of the condition. Although it is true to claim that PRP can treat cartilage conditions, the devil is in the details when it comes to preparing the solution.
The growth factors and cytokines in our blood are directly influenced by diet, exercise and stress levels. Preparation is needed to fully optimise our blood to ensure good quality PRP production for treatments.
London Cartilage Clinic has established a unique protocol to help our patients prepare and optimise their PRP.Book Online
Other treatments we offer include biological surgery, knee meniscus, salvage treatment for cartilage damage for the whole body, cartilage supplements, and scaffold regeneration.