Your Practitioner will need to see you to evaluate you before your injections. If you are new to our practice you may need a complete evaluation. If you are being referred by another practitioner just to have the injection performed, you will only require a short evaluation. One hour evaluations are scheduled with New Patients in advance of your injection appointment so that your Practitioner can review all options with you and select the best treatment to address your needs.
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To prepare for your PRP treatment you will be asked to stop all anti-inflammatory medications one week prior to the procedure and throughout the course of treatment.
Includes aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), Among others….
Ask your practitioner if you have a question about whether a medication or supplement you take may be included on the list.
Most patients only require some extra strength acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help with the pain. Ice and heat may be applied as needed. Please ask your Practitioner what you can use for pain if needed at your PRP appointment.
You will also want to wear loose fitting clothing or slip on shoes depending on the treatment site.
Once you have been evaluated and PRP injections have been ordered, treatments are done as a two-part appointment. First you meet with a Technician. They will draw 60 mls of your blood into a syringe mixed with an anticoagulant. While the PRP is prepared, you can relax in the waiting room. The Technician prepares your blood, using a centrifuge to separate out the Platelet Rich Plasma to be injected into your body.
Once the PRP is ready, you will meet with your Practitioner for the injections. In the treatment room, you will sit or lay on the table provided, depending on the treatment areas. They will palpate the area of concern and mark where they will do the injections. The injection is done using sterile technique.