Bellevue PRP Injection Specalist
Platelet Rich Plasma - PRP Injection Therapy
Serving Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, and Kirkland.
Platelet Rich Plasma( PRP) Q&A
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. PRP a portion of the blood that contains that plasma and high concentrations of platelets. Platelets are the smallest cells in the blood. They are responsible for helping your body heal after an injury or damage. There are also many other large quantities of healing proteins and growth factors found in PRP. These proteins signal to the body to prioritize resources towards making new tissue growth or repairing old tissues within the tendons, ligaments, and intervertebral discs to repair damage and thereby relieve symptoms for patients with chronic pain.
PRP Injection therapy is a safe and effective way to utilize a patient’s own blood to activate healing from injuries and chronic pain. The procedure is minimally invasive compared to other joint or back surgeries .Many times when other therapies have failed, PRP has proven very effective.
Am I a good candidate for PRP Injection Therapy?
Before getting PRP Injection, our physician Dr. Robert Bowers will get a complete medical history and problem history and do an exam of the problem area to see if you're a candidate for the treatment. There are certain contraindications to getting PRP and he will check to see if those before recommending the treatment.
What happens during a PRP Injection?
The PRP procedure starts by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood tub is placed in a high speed centrifuge and spun to separate the blood into red blood cells, white blood cells, and the plasma that contains the high concentration of platelets. The plasma and platelets and growth factors are separated and collected. This is the PRP that is then injected into the specific body area that needs the healing. Certain injections will be performed under real time x-ray imaging called fluoroscopic.
Is PRP safe?
PRP Injection therapy has very minimal risk because the treatment uses the patient’s own blood platelets and plasma. There is no risk of transmitting disease or rejection by your body.
Is PRP covered by insurance?
At this time, PRP is not covered by insurance.
Contact us today for more information or to see if you are a candidate for PRP Injection Therapy.
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