About Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Mr Datta carries out PRP injections for hip and knee for insured and self-funding patients of which the guide price is £1,800 for a unilateral injection and £2,200 for bilateral injections.
The cost of a self-funding initial consultation with Mr Datta is £250. Although Mr Datta sees patients for consultations in Hampshire at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital and Spire Southampton Hospital, and in London at 25 Harley Street and Princess Grace Hospital, the injections are carried out at Spire Southampton and Highgate Hospital only.
PRP therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as "Orthobiologics". The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. The process is entirely safe and only uses products derived from the patient’s own blood.
PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. However there are some proteins included in PRP that we can now selectively isolate to promote anti-inflammatory effects and pain reduction. Scientists have now developed natural/homeopathic based tools to selectively isolate the cells/growth factors within PRP that meet our needs of customizing the treatment by reducing inflammation and simultaneously stimulating repair.
During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries.
Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. These types of conditions have typically been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery. Some athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.