PRP Treatment in Langhorne, PA
Suffering from Knee arthritis, Hip or shoulder bursitis, Tennis elbow, or Inflammation?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment may help. It is now available at the Arthritis Group!
Are you suffering from a sprain, sports injury, blood clotting issue, or simply curious about the potential benefits of PRP treatments? We look forward to assisting you on your journey to improved well-being. To request an appointment, please call 215-752-8680.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that uses a person’s own blood to help heal injuries and promote tissue repair. Our blood contains small cell fragments called platelets that play a crucial role in the body’s healing process. They contain special substances that can stimulate the growth of new cells and blood vessels.
To create PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the person. Then, through a process called centrifugation, the platelets are separated from the other components of the blood. This separation results in a plasma that has a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood.
Once the platelet-rich plasma is obtained, it can be injected or applied to the area of the body that needs treatment. The high concentration of platelets in PRP helps to speed up the healing process by providing the injured or damaged tissues with an extra boost of growth factors and other helpful substances.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
Tissue Repair and Regeneration: PRP contains growth factors and other bioactive substances that can stimulate the healing process and promote the regeneration of damaged tissues. This can be particularly beneficial in conditions such as tendon injuries, ligament sprains, and muscle tears.
Reduced Inflammation: PRP has the potential to help reduce inflammation in the body.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Frequently Asked Questions
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
- Do not take NSAIDS (anti-inflammatories) at least one week before PRP treatment. This includes ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, naproxen, Aleve, aspirin, etc.
- Do not stop prescribed medications without consulting a physician.
- Stop taking supplements that affect platelets. This includes turmeric, flaxseed oil, primrose oil, black currant seed oil, krill oil, etc.
- Do not take cortisone injections within 3 months prior to PRP treatment.
- Drink plenty of water.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT
At The Arthritis Group, our approach to PRP treatment is both simple and minimally invasive.
- A small blood sample will be collected from you. This sample is then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the healing plasma, with the quantity of blood drawn tailored to the specific injury or treatment area.
- Once the PRP is prepared, your provider will precisely target the injured, inflamed, or painful region and skillfully administer the PRP using a needle.
- Following the treatment, your provider will provide you with comprehensive care instructions for the healing process. Typically taking around an hour, the entire procedure allows you to continue with your regular daily activities without disruption.
POST VISIT CARE
- Most patients can drive home themselves.
- Do not take any NSAIDs or anti-inflammatories for at least two weeks after PRP treatment.
- Icing after PRP treatment is not recommended.
- Resume recreational sports and exercise two weeks after PRP treatment.
- Follow up appointment is made 4 weeks after PRP treatment.
COST OF PRP TREATMENT
- Most insurance companies do not provide coverage for PRP. Check yours to find out.
- The cost for each PRP injection is $750 and up.