Where do you get the platelet-rich plasma when doing a PRP treatment for sports injuries?

 

Platelet rich plasma is obtained from a sample of your blood. We typically take it from your arm at the elbow, the same place where blood would be taken when you go to the lab for a routine blood test. We only require one to two ounces of blood.

We put your blood into a special container that goes into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood in order to remove all of the white blood cells and red blood cells, and leaves us with a concentrated sample of your platelets. These platelets are what we are going to be injecting back into you in the area of injury.

Learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments for Sports Injuries in Kelowna

Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Pagdin is a leading expert in regenerative medicine in Western Canada. Dr. Pagdin is board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a Member of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. His primary interest is preventative and anti-aging medicine using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

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