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What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
  • PRP is a component of your blood (plasma) with concentrations of platelets above normal values. PRP typically contains 3-8 times the concentration of normal platelet levels.
  • When isolated on its own, blood plasma is alight yellow liquid, similar to the color of straw. Along with water, plasma carries salts and enzymes. The primary purpose of plasma is to transport nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the parts of the body that need it.
  • PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Work?
  • Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP for short, is a process by which thepatients blood is drawn using a special blood collection tube.
  • When processed in a centrifuge, the red blood cells are trapped beneath the gel separation layer and the concentrated platelets are captured above it.
  • These platelets are then extracted into a syringe and injected into the area of thepatients injury or spots for anti-aging treatment
Common Uses for PRP Therapy

The process has been shown to be safe and effective in treating the following common conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip & Spine
  • Rotator Cuff Strains & Tears
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Pelvic Pain & Instability
  • Back & Neck Injuries / Pain
  • Tendonitis & Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic Knee Pain
  • Muscle Strains
How Do I Know If PRP Is Right For Me?
  • Pain lasting at least 3 months or longer (for chronic conditions).
  • Sprains, strains, tears of muscle/ligament/tendon (acute conditions).
  • Symptoms and physical examination results consistent with diagnosis.
  • Persistent pain despite standard nonoperative treatment (physical therapy, NSAIDs, activity modification, steroid injections, etc.).
  • Pathological changes seen on diagnostic imaging: X-Ray, MRI, CT, and/or ultrasound.
  • Patient wishes to delay or avoid surgical treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Are there any adverse reactions?

Some patients have had some slight swelling, pain, or bruising shortly after the injection. This is likely due to the fact that blood and healing properties of the blood are rushing to the area of injury that has been injected to doit’s work, but this is temporary. There is a slight risk of blood clotting, increased bleeding, and a chance of infection, as with any otherinjection based procedure.

Are there any contraindications?

Patients that are on a high dose of blood thinner such as Plavix, Coumadin, Warfarin, etc. have an increased risk of post procedure bleeding and hematoma. In these cases we require an INR score (blood clotting time study) to be performed before the procedure to ensure safety.

Is PRP FDA Approved?

Yes, the Food & Drug Administration has approved PRP therapy, and is also conducting further research into advancing this treatment.

How long does it last?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses your body’s own natural properties to reduce recovery time and speed the healing process. Unlike many medical treatments that mask the symptoms or suppress your body’s pain response to an injury, PRP works to make your body heal more effectively and faster. This means you will regenerate new tissue, your own tissue, naturally. While positive outcomes cannot be guaranteed; because PRP stimulates your own innate healing potential and forms new body tissue results are theoretically permanent, so long as you do not aggravate the original injury or condition. If symptoms do return PRP can be repeated safely many times.

Is this procedure covered by Health Insurance?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary new medical procedure, and like other medical breakthroughs such as Lasik surgery, is not yet covered by insurance. That said, PRP is both effective and affordable. While the number of injections you require may vary based upon your condition andit’s severity, each injection is hundred’s not thousand’s of dollars. The physician offers a risk-free consultation in which they can evaluate your condition, determine your candidacy, and tell you exactly how many injections you may require. PRP is far less expensive than surgical co-pays, in addition to being safer and often more effective than surgery as well. Flexible financing options are available for those who qualify.

New patients receive a thorough examination, x-rays if needed and a report of findings for only $39 ($149 value)

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