Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) extracts growth factors from your own blood that can then be delivered to poorly healing areas. Areas treated may include the neck, lower back, hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, foot, and ankle. Your blood is drawn, processed, and the platelet rich fraction is injected into the injured site. The whole process takes less than one hour. You may experience between 2-5 days of soreness after treatment, and use of anti-inflammatory medications is not advised during the course of treatment. Depending on the specific problem, multiple treatments may be required.
This treatment is done on an outpatient basis. PRP therapy is considered experimental by most insurance companies and therefore may not be covered by your insurance. If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier for details. We would be glad to schedule a consultation to determine if this therapy is right for you. Please contact us at (813) 978-9700, extension 7845, and ask about Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP).
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The following Florida Orthopaedic Institute physicians specialize in PRP:
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