PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the clinical indications for using PRP?
PRP is being studied and used for many medical conditions.
PRP has received media attention because of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Zack Greinke, Tiger Woods, Matt Kemp, Hines Ward, Chris Johnson, Takashi Saito, Bartolo Colon, and many others!
Tendonitis (Chronic tendonitis or partial-thickness tears)
Tendonitis around the thigh (Gluteus medius, hamstring, piriformis syndrome)
Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis
Tendonitis around the ankle (Peroneal, Tibialis posterior)
- Hip osteosrthritis
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Ankle osteoarthritis
- Shoulder osteoarthritis
- Elbow osteoarthritis
- Wrist osteoarthritis
- Symptomatic articular cartilage injury
- Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow
- Medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
- Delayed union or nonunion fratures
What happens after the PRP injection in the office?
Depending on the specific area being treated, crutches or upper body immobilization may not necessary. If immobilization is necessary then typically it can be stopped after 2 days. Most patients will have some soreness for up to 48 hours that should decreases. Patients should not take aspirin or other NSAID medications after the procedure because they block the inflammatory response necessary for the procedures to help with healing. Patients can use Tylenol and other pain medications that don't block the inflammatory process. Patients should refrain from significant physical activity or sports activities for about a week after the procedure. Patients are re-evaluated about 6 weeks after the procedure to evaluate their progress and to make further treatment recommendations.
What is the cost for PRP therapy?
In the United States most insurance plans and Medicare/Medicaid do not currently cover PRP therapy. Patients interested in having PRP therapy are responsible for the full payment for the procedure. Our doctor do not want cost to be a factor for patients who wish to have PRP therapy, we offer many options for payment. Please call our office for more information.