Platelet Rich Plasma PRP
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. Increased levels of growth factors improve signaling and recruitment of cells to an injury site and optimize the environment for healing. This treatment has been used to assist in the treatment and recovery of injuries.
How does the PRP process work?
Your health care provider will recover a small amount of blood from your arm using a small needle and a specially designed syringe. The blood then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The plasma containing these platelets and growth factors are then applied to the treatment area. The entire PRP production process is usually done in less than 20 minutes.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
While PRP treatments have been around for many years, almost all insurance companies consider this treatment experimental and deny coverage.
Talk to your provider to find out if you’re a candidate for PRP.