What to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet rich plasma is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities for accelerated healing after an injury. PRP therapy is becoming more widely used and recognized as an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment option for damaged ligaments, tendons and muscles, as well as alleviating osteoarthritis symptoms.

Human blood is composed of four main structures – platelets, plasma, white blood cells and red blood cells. With many years of research, it has been proven that platelets naturally move toward an injured area and release growth factors to help it heal. Growth factors are capable of stimulating cellular growth and accelerating healing.

What to Know About the Process of PRP Injections

PRP injections are a quick and relatively simple treatment option for many orthopedic injuries. To begin PRP therapy, Dr. Verma will perform a simple blood draw from the patient. The blood is then spun down in a special machine called a centrifuge to separate the four main structures. Once the platelet rich plasma is removed from the other structures, the plasma is injected directly into the damaged area. Platelet rich plasma injections release 3-5 times the growth factors compared to regular human blood.

If you have a question about biologic treatments, Dr. Verma addresses frequently asked questions.

Common Uses of PRP Injections

Dr. Verma utilizes PRP injections for a number of orthopedic injuries and conditions, including:

  • Shoulder– Rotator cuff injuries, biceps tendonitis, labral and SLAP tears, instability and arthritis

  • Knee– Ligament injuries, meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis, patellar instability and arthritis

  • Elbow– Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

Can PRP Injections Help You?

There are two ways to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure:

You can provide current X-rays and/or MRIs for a clinical case review ($250).

You can schedule an office consultation that should be covered by your insurance.

Request Case Review or Office Consultation

Platelet Rich Plasma Candidates

There is no age limit for the healing benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy. PRP may be an ideal treatment option for patients who have not experienced alleviated symptoms after non-surgical measures and are searching for an alternative to surgery.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is still considered experimental in the orthopedic field. Ongoing clinical trials for knee and shoulder disorders are open for enrollment at this time with Dr. Verma and a team of principal investigators. If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Verma and his team for full clinical trial protocols.

If you would like to see the leading research on the outcomes of biologic/regenerative treatments, please visit our research library.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Cost?

Platelet rich plasma cost with Dr. Verma is commonly priced at $750 for a single injection and $2,000 for three injections. Since PRP injections are still considered experimental, insurance does not cover the procedure. All procedures require cash payment.

Dr. Verma is actively involved in PRP therapy, research and education so patients should not be concerned they are receiving a treatment that is not necessary or beneficial to their healing. Dr. Verma follows a set of strict protocols to ensure a patient is an ideal candidate for PRP injections in order to reduce concerns about platelet rich plasma cost and outcome. In most cases, more conventional treatment options are initiated first, prior to recommending PRP injections. Platelet rich plasma injections have been shown to be effective in many patients when proper protocols are followed. Many patients find comfort in platelet rich plasma cost after discussing the treatment option in great detail with Dr. Verma.

Are You a Candidate for PRP Therapy?

Let us review your case.

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