What is Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC)?
- How does APC Work?
APC contains increased concentration of growth factors and essential healing factors which can potentially speed up the healing process.
- How is the treatment being performed?
Firstly, APC is prepared in 3 simple steps, in 20-30 minutes.
Is this Procedure Safe?
APC is an autologous process, in which the source of the blood is from your own body, making the procedure very safe with minimal side effects.
The risk of other side effects (Eg: Infection, tissue damage) is no different from that associated with normal steroid injections.
How long will i recover after the treatment?
After the injection, patient may experience increased pain in the first 1-2 weeks.
APC resolves pain thru natural body healing and this process takes time. Initial improvement may be seen in a few weeks and gradually increasing over time. The healing period can lasts about 6-8 weeks.
Because PRP aims to heal and not temporary pain relief, it could prove to have lasting results.