What is autohaemotherapy?
In our practice we take blood from you and extract platelets (thrombocytes) from it. This produces a concentrate called PRP (platelet-rich plasma). It is also called ACP (Autologous Conditioned Plasma). These platelets contain growth and healing factors and support the natural healing process.
What can autohaemotherapy be used for?
- Tennis Elbow
- Achillodynia (chronic irritation and pain of the Achilles tendon)
- Torn muscle fibre
- Heel spur
- After arthroscopy with cartilage drilling, etc.
- after shoulder/knee arthroscopies with persistent irritations
How does treatment work?
First, about 15 ml of blood is taken from you. Then the blood is centrifuged for 10 minutes. This separates the blood into its components. One part of this is the PRP (platelet-rich plasma).
The affected area is locally anaesthetised and then the PRP is injected into the area. The growth and healing factors are then released in the body.
In total, the therapy consists of two to three sessions where the PRP is injected into the joint.
What does autohaemotherapy cost?
For patients with statutory health insurance, the costs are not covered by the health insurance. For privately insured patients, we recommend that you ask your health insurance company to agree to the costs before the therapy.
11. what is the recovery process?
This question is very individual and cannot be answered in general terms. It depends on the individual case and in particular on the type of surgical intervention. In any case, it will take several weeks before you can walk again without crutches after a knee operation, and it usually takes up to six months, and in some cases even 12 months, before you can put full weight on your knee again.
In the case of a cartilage cell transplant, for example, the knee can usually only be loaded normally again one year after the operation. The recovery process for cruciate ligament tears is also very long; full weight-bearing is not permitted until six months at the earliest. This is more difficult to assess in the case of meniscus surgery. Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy begins immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by specialists. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the
Whatever knee surgery you get, it is very important that immediately after the operation physiotherapy begins and that the recovery process is professionally well accompanied. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the operation is worthwhile for you and that you can hopefully move (almost) pain-free again.