Who is PRP suitable for

It is always best to discuss the use of any medical therapy with either your GP or treating specialist as they will be the best person to advise whether PRP may be of benefit to you.

Generally it is accepted that PRP therapy has a role in the general population for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis
  • Partial rotator cuff tears
  • Partial tendon tears
  • Partial muscle tears
  • Tendinopathies resistant to conservative therapy
  • Non healing fractures
  • Non healing skin wounds
  • ENT surgical applications
  • Cardiothoracic surgical applications
  • Cosmetic and aesthetic applications
  • Hair rejuvenation for male / female pattern baldness

Who is PRP not suited to

PRP is safe for most individuals and there are few contraindications, however, patients with the following current conditions or medical treatments are not suitable candidates for the procedure   

  • Platelet disorders and blood disorders
  • Cancer, Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy
  • Acute and Chronic Infections
  • Anti‐coagulation therapy ( eg: on Warfarin, Clexane)
  • Use of oral corticosteroids within ten days prior to PRP procedure
  • Prior injection of long acting steroids within 3 months (at the PRP injection site)
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.