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ULTRASOUND GUIDED Platelet Rich Plasma PRP INJECTIONS Newcastle upon Tyne

Ultrasound Guided PRP therapy is available at our clinic centers for sports injuries, arthritic conditions, and tendon problems. All our injections are ultrasound guided to ensure the accuracy of the treatment we offer.

Due to PRP’s ability to heal and even regenerate injured or overused tendons, ligaments, and joints, providing some patients with an alternative to surgery.  PRP therapy may reduce the required healing time for the injuries; otherwise, athletes/ sports professionals may require a longer period of rest from their sports-related activities.

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA PRP INJECTIONS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Newcastle

Dr Matla Clinic

Old Brewery Court, Starbeck Ave

Jesmond

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1XG

Phone: 0333 444 2013

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma injections Newcastle

Commonly treated conditions with PRP

If you are looking to treat any of these conditions with PRP injections contact our Newcastle upon Tyne Clinic on  07912 600 686

Ultrasound guided injections for ankle pain Warwickshire
Ultrasound guided injections for shoulder pain Warwickshire
Ultrasound guided injections for wrist pain Warwickshire
Ultrasound guided injections for back pain Warwickshire

Ultrasound GUIDED PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)injection faqs

Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) treatment process:
  1. The clinician draws some blood from the patient vein, who is receiving the PRP injection.
  2. PRP is separated from whole blood, by using a centrifuge machine. PRP contains up to 3-10 times rich in growth factors, in comparison to the whole blood. 
  3.  Finally, PRP’s are injected into the treatment area under ultrasound guidance for treatment accuracy.
Advantages of ‘one-stop clinic’?
  • Patient consultation, diagnosis, and PRP treatment can be carried out in the same appointment, all together in a maximum of 2 hours of time.
  • This is an outpatient procedure. The patient can return home after waiting for 20-30 minutes in the clinic waiting area.
  • PRP injection is prepared from the same person’s blood, who is receiving the PRP Injection. No waiting for prescription-only medication availability. 
How does PRP work?

Platelets contain growth factors that are important in the healing process. PRP injection contains 3-10 times more concentrated platelets in comparison to the normal whole blood. Hence, PRP injections have the ability to expedite the natural healing process of the injured area. 

What are platelets?

A Platelet is a small colourless disc-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting.

 

How do i prepare for PRP treatment appointment?

You can contact us for a free telephone conversation. 

  • ***** Please, do not take anti-inflammatory medication for a week before and 4 weeks after the PRP treatment ******
  • If you are taking anticoagulant therapy you may have to stop taking 24hrs before the injection.  

 

  • Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, as you need to remove clothing and jewelry in the area to be treated.
  • Please arrange alternative transport to return home. This is due to your motor insurance will not be valid to drive, also you may be in pain to drive after the PRP injection. Either bring your partner, family member or friend with you or use a taxi or public transport to return home.
  • No other preparation is required.
What is the PRP success rate?

PRP therapy’s success rate is considerably variable. This depends on the condition being treated, patient age, and health status.  Patient perception also plays an important role. The reported success rates in the literature have been largely anecdotal. PRP success in the treatment of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) has been reported in up to 80-90% in some studies, Achilles tendonitis 70-80% and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) 60-70%. Overall, the success rate is 60 – 70%.

What should i expect after having PRP?
  • You will experience some discomfort and pain during and after the treatment. Try controlling pain by using an Ice pack or paracetamol.

    • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications (Ex:  Ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac )
    • Prepared to take at least 2 days of relative rest, after the PRP treatment.
    • Do not carry out exercises for 2 weeks.
    • Please, contact health care professionals if needed any further help.
What are the possible risks/side effects?

Though the whole procedure is carried out with great care and caution, some rare side effects and risks are possible.  

  • Infection – Very rare. 
  • Bleeding to the treatment area.
  • Temporary flare-up, numbness, pins and needles, and tingling.
  • Swelling, bruising, redness to the treatment area.
  • No symptomatic relief.
  • Flare-up: temporarily increased pain to the treatment area for few days to weeks (Especially tendon treatment flare-up can last up to 2 -3 weeks).
  • Tendon, blood vessel, nerve damage – Rare with ultrasound guided injections. 

No symptomatic relief.  

Can i be allergic to the procedure?

Though it is extremely rare, some patients may experience allergic reactions to their own serum, other substrates of the PRP or local anesthesia is used for numbing. 

Who is not suitable for PRP therapy?
  • If you are diagnosed with the following conditions or treatments, you should notify us.

Infection 

    • Malignancy 
    • Active cancer
    • Hemophilic disorders  
    • Some blood-thinning medications 
    • Joint replacement/metal to the area of PRP treatment

    Resources:

    1. https://www.nice.org.uk/search?q=platelet+rich+plasma
    1. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg438/resources/treating-tendinopathy-by-injectiong-a-patients-own-blood-into-and=around-the-painful-tendon-pdf-364581613

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5632954/

Testimonials

"I came to see Ram at his clinic regarding an ongoing issue with a tennis ball elbow injury. After carrying out an ultra scan he was able to carry out steroid injection. Very thorough and professional in explaining the root cause of the problem. Was able to give me an injection straight away and provide me with strict guidelines to follow after treatment. First class service and would highly recommend to anyone that requires pain management control."

Tennis Elbow Injury - Robbie Mehan

Testimonials

"Ram came to my home to deliver the treatment which was much appreciated. He was able to see me straight away, no waiting. We were able to look closely at the joint on ultrasound before he injected (hip) and see how it was looking. The injection was relatively pain-free (sharp scratch as it is done under local anaesthetic) and over fairly quickly. I have had an improvement in my mobility in the joint although I am still awaiting the full effect. I hope it will help me until the NHS are able to operate. Ram was very kind, very courteous and has kept in touch to check on my progress. Having sought other quotes for the same procedure he was very reasonable also. I would recommend him to anyone who has had this type of injection recommended to them by their Doctor.  Thank you, Ram, it was much appreciated.."

Hip Pain Treatment - Alison Augustus

Testimonials

"Excellent treatment for trochanteric bursa.
Ram explained the procedure for the steroid injection given. He answered all of my mother's questions and provided her with the documentation for aftercare.
The procedure itself was painless and performed to her complete satisfaction. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joint Care Clinics"

Trochanteric Bursa - Lisa Mackie

Testimonials

"Our experience with Ram has been very positive and we would happily recommend his services to anyone. Ram is a very polite and friendly professional who took the time to explain his work before undertaking a guided steroid injection into my Mother’s knee joint. After experiencing months of pain in her knee, Mum had a GP administered steroid injection but derived no benefit. After Ram’s guided steroid injection Mum reports no pain whatsoever and it has improved her mobility considerably. Thanks, Ram"

Knee pain treatment - Julie Melck

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"Great Service & highly recommend Joint Care Clinics:
My Mother-In-law has chronic knee & ankle pain. She was on painkillers every day, the pills caused a lot of heartburn & didn't help much with the pain. Ramakrishna Rachaputi suggested & explained in detail about the possible treatments. My Mother-In-law received an ultrasound-guided Injection on her knee & ankle. After that, she started feeling a lot better and no need to take pain killers every day.
All thanks to Joint Care Clinics"

Knee and ankle pain treatment - Vara Prasad Manda

Testimonials

"Having been in severe pain for several months in desperation I rang the Joint Care Clinic. Rami visited me at home the next day and was very thorough with his assessment. I had a ultrasound-guided injection into my hip. 10 days on and the pain has almost gone. I would recommend Rami
to anyone suffering pain in their joints."

Hip pain treatment - michael john cambridge

Testimonials

"Great service. I am a L4 sports massage therapist and corrective exercise specialist - and I am thoroughly impressed with the competency and knowledge of Rama. I would recommend his great service to anyone who suffer from musculoskeletal problems."

James Tang Fitness

Testimonials

"I recently had an Ostenil plus injection from Ram. He was very knowledgeable and put my mind at ease about the injection. He explained the procedure really well. He used an ultrasound to find the area that needed the injection. I would highly recommend him and I will definitely have another ostenil injection. I had an Injection one year earlier and it has really helped and would have no hesitation in having another one."

Shirley Atkinson

Testimonials

"Rami, was very clear in describing the procedure of what might or not occur during and afterwards. Rami also helped to make the appointment very relaxed. I personally had a very good experience and wouldn't hesitate to return"

Terry Powton

Testimonials

"After experiencing bad arthritic knee pain I made an appointment with Ram for PRP injections, he was amazing, he explained everything clearly to me and reassured me as I am needle phobic, I would not hesitate to recommend this gentleman to anyone. Fantastic man ."

Knee pain treatment - JAN HATT

Testimonials

"I was suffering significant hip pain and the NHS muscular-skeletal unit were unable to diagnose the problem even though I had multiple scans including MRI. They were, therefore, unable to provide any treatment other than physiotherapy which didn't really help. At the first appointment with Ram, he was able via an ultrasound scan to diagnose Bursitis and give me a steroid injection. After a week or two, the pain was just about gone and my quality of life was significantly improved. I would highly recommend Ram."

hIP pain treatment - Jim McAlpine

Testimonials

"I have suffered problems with my left knee for several years now and have seen my local GP, Physio. , etc. and had various x-rays and treatment plans prescribed. Sadly, none of these have really helped and my knee has become progressively worse. Rami was excellent - taking a full background history to the problem followed by an exhaustive Ultrasound examination; fascinating to see ‘inside’ your knee in real-time! It is early days yet (just over one week) but , already I can start to feel an easing of the pain and a gradual ‘freeing-up’ of the joint. Overall I am very happy with the service and look forward to continuing improvement…"

James Walling

Testimonials

"Exceptional Service & highly recommend Joint Care Clinics:
My mum has chronic knee & ankle pain. She was on painkillers everyday, the pills caused a lot of heartburn & didn't help much with the pain. Ramakrishna Rachaputi suggested & explained in detail about the possible treatments. My mum received an ultrasound guided Injection on her knee & ankle. After that she started feeling a lot better and no need to take pain killers everyday. She did enjoy her holiday in UK.
All thanks to Joint Care Clinics"

nEMA sMITH

AREAS COVERED

We cover a wide area throughout Warwickshire and surrounds, either by home visit or clinics in the following areas: Rugby,  Coventry, Warwick, Solihull, Aylesbury,  Milton Keynes,  Leamington Spa, Stratford, Kenilworth, Whitnash, Atherstone, Bedworth, Leicester and Nuneaton. We also have clinics throughout the West Midlands including Birmingham and Solihull. We also have a clinic in Newcastle covering the North East.

If you do not see your area listed please still get in touch as we may be able to refer you to another practitioner in your area.

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