What is Platelet Rich Plasma injections PRP?

Category: Procedures


Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP include growth factors among the huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins increase stem cell production to initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ankylosing spondylitis 1 5
Chondromalacia patellae 1 1
Discogenic pain 1 3
Heel spur 1 0
Hip labral tear 1 0
Lumbar disc annular tear 1 3

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Platelet Rich Plasma injections PRP

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Injection site bruising 1
Pain 1


Based on patients currently having Platelet Rich Plasma injections PRP

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for Platelet Rich Plasma injections PRP.