PRP Therapy Common Questions

The entire PRP treatment, from blood draw, to solution preparation, to injection, takes approximately 45 minutes.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, one to three injections are suggested. Following the initial treatment with PRP, a follow-up visit occurs 2-3 weeks later. At this visit, an evaluation of your response to the initial therapy is performed and a decision is made regarding the need for additional treatments.
PRP therapy is generally considered a safe procedure with minimal complications; however, as with any medical procedure, complications can occur. The main risks include risk of bleeding, infection, and some pain during and after the procedure. Working with a qualified physician can minimize these risks.
After the initial injection, there may be pain and soreness for the next few days at the site of injury. For a few days before the injection and for the week after the injection, it is critical to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, including Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex, and aspirin (unless prescribed by your heart doctor). These will interfere with and delay the healing response. Tylenol is OK. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication also.
The procedure is elective and is not covered by insurance. Payment is the patient’s responsibility. Payment in full for all treatments is required at the time of service and is non-refundable. The cost per injection is $700.
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Natural and organic, using your own reservoir of platelets
  • Regenerative properties may speed up and promote healing
  • May decrease the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
  • Little to no down time