Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a relatively simple process in which the body’s potent healing factors are concentrated from a sample of blood and re-injected into a damaged or injured area (i.e. knee joint). This is a procedure that can be easily performed at our imaging center and takes approximately one-hour total time.
Platelets are a treasure trove of healing factors that work to reduce pain and inflammation in the joint space, as well as promote healing and improve joint function and decreased pain.
If you are considering PRP, you can arrange a consultation at our office to find out for sure.
During your consultation, your issues will be examined in depth. A comprehensive review will be conducted to look through your medical history. You will receive an examination to establish any concerns that could be addressed by the treatment. A diagnosis will then be made to establish if you are a good candidate.
If the treatment is effective for your condition, you can expect to see a difference in both function and overall pain level in the days following your appointment. Many patients report that symptoms resolve gradually over the course of weeks. Depending on how a patient’s body responds to the treatment.
With any type of injection, there is a minimal risk of infection at the injection site, even though the procedure is performed with sterile precautions. It is common for patients to feel an initial worsening of symptoms, but those typically improve with time as the injury heals.
This is no universal answer to this question. Typically 1 to 3 injections. Much of this depends on the chronicity and location of your problem. Some patients can successfully be treated with one injection while others require multiple injections over a time period to eliminate or reduce pain to an acceptable level.
PRP treatment has been using clinically for several types of medical treatments including cosmetic surgery and hair regrowth. Cosmetically these injections often used for facial treatments, laser treatments, and scar reduction.
This treatment happens without any surgical risks. Each session of PRP treatment takes 1-2 hours including preparing for the treatment.
Depending on the area being treated and the number of injections using normally differs the pain, many people felt PRP injections are not painful.
cost for each PRP injection varies with the number of injections need to use, the area needs to get a treat, and the provider.
PRP injections use the patient’s own blood, side effects are none reported.