PRP Injection Treatment [Video]
Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series
About the video: What to expect during a PRP injection treatment?
Listen to regenerative medicine experts Kirk Scofield, M.D. and Brennan Boettcher, D.O. discuss platelet-rich plasma treatment.
Meet Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Dr. Scofield’s education: Dr. Scofield completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He attended medical school and received his degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. His residency was at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.
Meet Brennan Boettcher, D.O.
Dr. Boettcher’s approach to care: “My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”
Dr. Boettcher’s education: Dr. Boettcher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He attended medical school and received his degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. His residency was in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.
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More resources for you
- Watch the video: What is a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?
- Meet Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Brennan Boettcher
When doing a platelet-rich plasma, a PRP procedure, it’s very similar to doing bone marrow aspirate concentrate except for that we obtain the sample from your body just by a peripheral vein, just like you’re giving blood for example. So about somewhere between five and 15 tablespoons of blood are obtained. And yet, the process is a little bit easier because it’s easier to get blood from a vein than it is from bone marrow. But otherwise the process is very similar. We’ll do a blood draw, and we’ll have to wait about 30 minutes for that blood to process into the concentrated PRP. And then we perform the procedure. If it’s an injection into a joint, it’s generally very quick. The procedure itself only takes a couple of minutes. If it happens to be something in the soft tissue – like a tendon or a ligament or the plantar fascia – generally takes a little bit longer, maybe about 10 minutes. But the whole process from start to finish generally takes less than an hour. Oftentimes, that day, I usually tell patients to take it easy, but you don’t have a lot of restrictions. Even the next few days and weeks, I don’t have any major encouragement for you to just sit and home and not be active. These basic treatments are something that over slow amount of time, over weeks, you’ll start to notice some difference. But I want you to be active after. So don’t worry about being incapacitated. And that’s something that’s been well researched, that you should encourage activity after these procedures.
“My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”
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