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PRP Therapy

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What is treatment with multi-platelet plasma (PRP)?

If you have cut your finger or hand, you may have experienced a wound that closes, forms a scab and eventually heals back to normal. In fact, platelets in the blood play an important role in this healing process. Therefore, if platelets are low, it is difficult to stop the bleeding and wounds heal more slowly. Also, when you have a bruise or sprain, the injured area may swell, and this swelling is due to bleeding under the skin. In bruises and sprains, as with cuts to the skin, platelets supply substances (growth factors) that promote the repair of damaged tissue, and the self-healing mechanism works to restore the damaged tissue to its original state.
PRP therapy is a treatment that is frequently used in Europe and the USA as a treatment to support this ""power to heal oneself (self-healing power)"". The patient takes approximately 20 litres of his or her own blood and, using a special technique, extracts only the platelet-rich part of the blood to create autologous PRP. This PRP is rich in growth factors, so injecting it into the damaged area of the body can be expected to promote tissue repair in that area, resulting in "faster healing" and "less pain".


For knee pain.
Platelet Plasma (PRP) Treatment

For example, if you suffer from ""knee deformity"", PRP therapy is indicated. In osteoarthritis, as the deformity progresses, cartilage wears away, the meniscus is damaged and inflammation causes water to accumulate in the knee. PRP can be expected to promote the repair of these tissues and reduce joint inflammation. However, as platelets themselves are cells that do not become cartilage or meniscus, it is impossible for PRP to create cartilage in areas where cartilage has completely disappeared. In those who have completely lost cartilage, the bones collide with each other, resulting in bone loss and the progression of O-legs, but PRP is thought to be able to inhibit this.

Until now, drug therapy for osteoarthritis has included painkillers and injections of hyaluronic acid, but it has been found that injecting PRP into the joints can relieve pain in some patients for whom these existing treatments have been ineffective. Another reason why this treatment is widely supported in the West is that PRP is your own blood and rarely causes side effects like drugs do.
PRP therapy is performed on osteoarthritis patients at the clinic, but only about 60% of all patients benefit from it. As it uses your own blood, it is thought that factors such as high/low platelet activity may influence the effectiveness, but this is not yet clear. The effectiveness of PRP therapy is also reduced in people with severe knee deformities (loss of joint space) and in obese patients. As it is a treatment with few side effects, it is recommended as one of a number of conservative treatment options, especially for those who have had a poor response to existing treatments.

Indicated diseases for PRP therapy

  • Baseball elbow, baseball shoulder, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Achilles tendonitis, muscle sprains, such as muscle tears, and shoulder rotator cuff tendonitis.
  • osteoarthritis of the knee

Main treatment

drawing blood

Take a suitable volume of venous blood for treatment (30-60 ml per joint).

PRP creation

Blood is collected and applied to the PRP creation device to create PRP. The concentration is adjusted according to the patient's condition.

PRP administration

Your doctor will explain the puncture procedure. The produced PRP is injected into the joint.


Medications that need to be discontinued

Depending on the medication you normally take, the components remaining in your blood may reduce the effectiveness of PRP therapy. Therefore, depending on the medication, a withdrawal* may be recommended. The doctor will explain if this is the case. Withdrawal is a temporary suspension of medication.

Possibility of not extracting components.

Depending on the condition of the blood collected, it may not be possible to extract the components and another blood sample may be required.

Depending on the condition of the blood collected, it may not be possible to extract the components and another blood sample may be required.

The equipment required for PRP therapy meets statutory standards. Strict standards are in place to ensure that blood and equipment are handled cleanly by professional staff. However, contamination or damage may occur due to unforeseen malfunctions of the equipment, which may result in the postponement or cancellation of the procedure.

Infection of the puncture site

There is a risk of bleeding and possible infection at the site of the needle puncture. However, the risk of bleeding and infection is not limited to PRP therapy, but is a common risk for all medical procedures involving needle sticks.

About rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the PRP therapy site may not be covered by insurance (at your own expense) from the date of the blood infection test up to the end of the regular six-month consultation. For this reason, the clinic offers rehabilitation on an optional basis (not covered by insurance (at your own expense)) for patients who wish to receive it. Please consult your doctor if you wish to do so.

2F Prairie Ginza Bldg. 1-14-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo See Map

By train
2-minute walk from Ginza 1-chome Station (Exit 10) on the Yurakucho Line
2 minutes walk from Exit A-3 of Takaracho Station on the Toei Asakusa Line

By car
Tokyo Expressway, Shin-Kyobashi 2 min.

Parking lot
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Mitsui’s Repark Ginza 1-chome No. 8 Parking Lot 6 min. walk

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