"PRP therapy can direct your repair cells to where they are most needed, like a damaged tendon. We are trying to jump-start or improve the body’s own repair process and regenerate the damaged area."
When you come to Baptist Health Orthopedic Care for non-surgical treatments, you can expect:
- A care team that treats you like a family member, working to get to know you, your needs and your expectations for treatment.
- A treatment plan that is tailored to your lifestyle and preferences.
- A goal to get you active and mobile as soon as possible.
- A collaborative environment that involves all members of orthopedic care, with the goal of getting you the best outcome possible.
PRP injections involve drawing your blood and isolating your platelets before injecting them back into your damaged tissue or joint. Growth factors in the platelets have been shown to help the tissue heal. Along with physical therapy, this treatment has proven effective in treating tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, gluteus tendon strains and knee arthritis.
Using a high-resolution ultrasound allows us to pinpoint and visualize your damaged tissue and to inject medicine or orthobiologic therapy directly to the affected area. The ultrasound also helps us see your injury when you are moving your arm and elbow, which is not possible during an MRI. The ultrasound has no radiation and does not hurt.
PRP, stem cells or donated amniotic growth factors are injected into your damaged tissue. These materials help reduce inflammation and prompt your cells to grow and regenerate, helping you heal.
Orthobiologics, such as PRP injections and stem cell therapy, are not covered by insurance. Each injection typically costs between $450 and $2,200, depending on the type and location of your injury.
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