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Shown To Be Effective When Treating

Cartilage Injuries

Particularly those of the knee, hip or ankle.

Osteoarthritis

Especially for those suffering knee discomfort and pain

Tendon Injuries

Including Achilles or patellar tendinopathy, tennis/golfers elbow, trochanteric pain or plantar fasciitis.

Conditions We Treat

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Osteoarthritis

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Cardiovascular Disease

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Cancer

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Obesity

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Osteoporosis

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Neurological Disorders

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Pulmonary Disease

Non-Surgical Treatment

How does it work?

  • PRP involves taking a small sample of your blood, placing it in a centrifuge and separating the part of the blood with the highest concentration of platelets.
  • The platelets contain proteins called growth factors which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. They may also have a role in the healing of injuries.
  • We then reinject the platelets back into the injured area.
  • Studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP can help manage the symptoms associated with some injuries.

How do I arrange PRP?

PRP is one of a range of treatments that can be used to treat tendon or cartilage injuries, and we need to make sure that this treatment is suitable for you. 

  • If you already see one of the Axis team, ask us if we think PRP could help your recovery.

  • If you are not already seeing us, but are curious, we can arrange for you to see one of our team to advise whether PRP is appropriate.
  • We also accept referrals from other specialists like your orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist.

Treatment Costs

A PRP injection costs approximately $500.
In most circumstances, we administer a single injection.  PRP is not currently covered by ACC or by all medical insurers. There may also be an additional fee for a consultation before the procedure. 

Clinic Times and Locations

Monday to Friday - St Johns

Monday and Friday - Wairau Valley

Frequently Asked

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