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FAQ-PRP

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What are the potential benefits of treatment?

Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms and function. It can reduce pain, increase mobility and increase flexibility as the treatment heals the injured or dysfunctional area. This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long term medication or surgery.

How many PRP treatments are necessary? How often is this therapy?

While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 1-6 sets of injections; with the majority of patients only needing 1 injection. If additional injections are necessary, they are usually spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. The risks and side effects do not change with the number of injections.

Is PRP right for me?

If you have a tendon, ligament, or joint injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring and alleviates further degeneration of the tissues. An evaluation will determine if PRP therapy is right for you.

Are there any special instructions?

You are restricted from the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) the day of your procedure and 1 day after.
Initially the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort. Most patients only require some extra-strength Tylenol or other acetaminophen product to help with the pain. Ice may be applied to the area as needed.
Most patients are instructed to carry on their normal daily lifestyle immediately after treatment.

How soon can I go back to regular physical activities?

PRP therapy helps regenerate tendons ligaments and cartilage. Many patients see the beginnings of relief about 3 days post treatment. Optimal benefit from one injection takes approximately six weeks.

What types of problems can be treated?

A wide array of muscle-skeletal conditions can be treated. Please click here for more comprehensive list of usually treatable conditions.

What body areas can be treated?

Many areas of the body can be treated including: shoulder, forearm, wrist, hand, hip, thigh, knee, leg, ankle, and foot.

Who is not a candidate for PRP injections?

-Patients with active cancers and/or infections.

Is the PRP procedure painful?

We administer local anesthetics to the area and most patients say that the procedure is not painful. Naturally, some body areas are more sensitive than others and pain sensitivity varies by individual.

How long does the PRP procedure take and is it performed in the office?

The total procedure takes about 1 hour and is performed in the office.

Is PRP therapy covered by insurance?

No. Most insurance companies currently do not cover this treatment.

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