Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Using your own platelets to heal your body
Find a PRP doctor near you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Speak with your physician and ask if PRP is right for you. Your
physician will perform an examination to make a determination if the use
of PRP will benefit you.
What are the risks associated with PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy uses your body's own natural properties to
treat your injury. As such, side effects from utilizing platelet
treatments are very uncommon and the risks associated with it are
minimal. There may be discomfort at the injection site, but the
incidence of other problems - infection, tissue damage, nerve injuries -
appears to be no different from that associated with cortisone
Keep in mind that everyone has a different experience with this type of treatment. Tell your physician of all medications, including over the counter, you are currently taking. If you are taking anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners, your physician may temporarily discontinue the use of these until your treatment has taken place.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
While PRP treatments have been around for many years, many insurance
companies still consider this treatment experimental and deny coverage.
Your physician's office will contact your insurance company to confirm
if they will cover this procedure. If your insurance will not cover the
treatment, your physician may discuss other options.