Platelet Rich Plasma Injections use your own blood to help your body heal faster after certain procedures and injuries. As part of our ongoing initiative to provide our patients with the information needed to make an informed decision and understand what will happen throughout treatment, we’ve taken the time to discuss what you can expect to experience during a platelet rich plasma injection.
About the PRP Injections Process
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections begin by drawing blood. Once drawn, your blood will be placed into a centrifuge. The job of the centrifuge is to separate the blood into different components. This is accomplished by quickly spinning your blood sample.
The centrifuge process takes approximately 15 minutes, after which a technologist will separate the blood and collect concentrated platelets. You may be wondering, why platelets?
The main job of blood platelets is to form clots and stop bleeding. However, chemicals and enzymes found in platelets play a key role in inflammation and immune response, and when injected into the damaged tissue they help to promote the healing process.
Once the blood has been separated it will be prepared for injection. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are usually targeted to the area of injury, and imaging technology may be utilized to ascertain the optimal injection point.
The entire process usually takes about an hour. After the procedure you may be instructed to rest and be prescribed physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the affected area.
How much does a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Cost?
Neuroscience & Spine Associates is committed to transparency when it comes to cost of platelet rich plasma injections. In fact, due to the changing climate in the way people pay for medical procedures we have begun offering self-pay patients the opportunity to pre-pay for their procedure.
What conditions can PRP help with, and what are the side effects?
Currently, PRP Injections are being applied by specialists in the field of plastic surgery and sports injuries of the shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle. Because this treatment method uses your own blood, reactions from side effects are almost nonexistent.
PRP Injections for Sports Injuries in Naples, Florida
Neuroscience & Spine Associates is invested in responsibly providing Southwest Florida with the latest in Sports Injury treatments. Learn more about our orthopedic services or contact us to schedule your initial appointment.
Sources: Mayo Clinic