Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy

What is platelet-rich plasma?

PRP is obtained by drawing blood, concentrating it in a centrifuge machine, and collecting the concentrated platelets. PRP contains a variety of growth factors and signaling agents, along with other natural substances that decrease inflammation and help repair damaged tissue.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy?

An injection procedure used to treat injuries or osteoarthritis using the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tissue.

How long does the procedure take?

The blood draw takes 5 to 10 minutes, with additional time to concentrate the platelets. PRP is then reinjected into the affected area of the body on the same day. The injection is typically performed under image guidance, and in most cases the entire process lasts about 30 to 60 minutes. The most common orthopedic applications are joint pain, chronic tendon and ligament conditions, and other soft tissue injuries.

How many times will I need to have this injection?

Some patients will only need one injection, some patients may require up to three injections before see

ing results.

What are the expected results?

The goal of PRP therapy is pain relief and improved function.

Will I need physical therapy?

Most patients are highly recommended to go to physical therapy starting about 2 weeks after their injection. A specific orchestrated therapy program specifically designed to complement your injection will be described and given to your partnering physical therapist.

Will my insurance cover it?

PRP injections are currently not covered by most major medical insurance plans. But, our financial team will always try to authorize the injection through your insurance. If coverage is denied, injections are available on a self-pay
basis. In addition, many patients are able to use their health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for their treatment.

What are the costs?

A Patient Financial Services Representative can discuss costs related to the injection with you in detail. You can reach them by phone at (651) 968–5050.

What follow up visits will I need?

You will need one or two follow up visits. These visits will be billed to insurance, however, your insurance may not cover the follow up visit. Please check with your insurance plan for coverage details.

What are the next steps?

After you schedule your PRP injection, someone from Patient Financial Services will reach out to you to arrange payment. Once that is received you will have your injection then be on your way for healing!

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