PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to Treat Orthopedic Conditions including Osteoarthritis

Dr. Jas Chahal, MD, MSc., FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to Treat Orthopedic Conditions including Osteoarthritis

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Dr. Jas Chahal, MD, MSc., FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to Treat Orthopedic Conditions including Osteoarthritis
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Featuring Dr. Jas Chahal, MD, MSc., FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to Treat Orthopedic Conditions including Osteoarthritis

Presenter: Dr. Jas Chahal, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Toronto, ON

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

Quiz: Do You Understand Using PRP to Treat Osteoarthritis? ( 12 participated.)

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

During the PRP procedure, the medical provider spins your blood in a centrifuge.

Explanation:

During the PRP procedure, the medical provider spins the blood in a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate platelets. They inject it into the treatment area using micro-needling techniques.

2

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis.

Explanation:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. Osteoarthritis is most common in the joints of the knees, hips, hands, fingers, neck and spine, although it can affect any joint in the body.

3

You will be under general anesthetic for the PRP procedure.

Explanation:

The platelet-rich plasma procedure is non-invasive and can be done in your medical provider's office without anesthetic.

4

The PRP procedure may reduce pain from osteoarthritis.

Explanation:

Using platelet-rich plasma may enable you to repair injured tissue and reduce pain from osteoarthritis. Not only that, but PRP accelerates healing to help you regain mobility, flexibility and well-being.

5

A phlebotomist (a health professional who draws blood) will perform the PRP procedure.

Explanation:

Various healthcare providers may perform the platelet-rich plasma procedure, including family physicians, physiotherapists and sports medicine physicians. Having a phlebotomist draw your blood isn't necessary.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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