If you are in Pinehurst NC , you may be looking for pain relief for your knees, or joints. Maybe you are considering PRP injections at Carolina Center for Pain in Pinehurst NC.
WHAT IS PRP (platelet-rich plasma) ?
PRP in Pinehurst ,NC: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a new and cutting edge option for giving a biological boost to the body’s own healing process. PRP treatment has gained significant attention in the media lately, and has been used by several NFL, NBA, NHL, and high level collegiate players.
PRP is processed from a person’s own blood while they wait in the office. Basically, it is a concentration of platelets, which are found in the blood and which contain many factors that are essential for healing an injured or diseased body region.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE OFFICE DURING A PRP INJECTION?
A blood sample is taken from the patient, and and then placed into a centrifuge. This separates the blood into its individual components. Platelet rich plasma , PRP, is then collected and injected under Ultrasound Guidance into the injured joint, soft tissue, tendon or ligament.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF PRP?
Since we are using the patient’s own blood, the side effects are no greater than any other injection that may be performed.
DOES INSURANCE COVER PRP ?
No, because this procedure is still considered “experimental” insurance does not cover the cost. Payment must be made up front prior to the treatment. Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh, NC charges a competitive fee for our PRP treatments. If you are interested please schedule a consultation with Dr. Kanaan learn more.
WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE for PRP ?
Several basic science studies suggest that PRP treatment can improve healing in soft tissue and bone. The most promising results have been seen with chronic tendon conditions, such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and Achilles tendinitis. In a small study involving knee osteoarthritis, PRP treatment was also shown to be more effective than hyaluronic acid injection. Studies on other various parts of the body are in process across the globe.
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