PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma is plasma with a rich concentration of platalets.

Indications for a PRP-treatment?

PRP treatments have proven their worth with cartilage disorders, but also muscle and tendon injuries.

How does a PRP-treatment go?

A small amount of blood (15ml) is taken and centrifuged. During centrifugation, the platelet rich plasma is separated from the other blood components.

The platalets contain different growth factors. These growth factors have a repairing capacity, resulting in a positive effect on the healing of injuries.

The platalet rich plasma is injected into the injury (muscle or tendon) or into the joint under ultrasound.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

It is advisable that the patient doesn't take any blood thinner or anti-inflammatory shortly before the treatment. The timing at which to stop taking blood thinners is best discussed in advance.

Points of attention after the treatment

Possible complications

Cost

The treatments costs 90 Euro. This amount is completely at the expense of the patient, since there is no compensation from the (Belgian) health insurance. Per session, there is an additional charge for the consultation which is partially compensated by your (Belgian) health insurance. The presumable amount of treatments is discussed in advance.