PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) InjectionsWe use the Cascade System
What is Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)?
PRP is a concentration of platelet cells from your blood with growth factors. This helps the healing process of chronic problems or injuries. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing and promote development of new blood vessels.
How is PRP obtained?
By the use of the Cascade System we obtain approximately 9cc's from the vein in the patient's arm. Using the special reagent tube and centrifuge the blood is spun to obtain the plasma platelets.
How does PRP work and what can be treated?
First, the area to be injected is numbed so the injection doesn't hurt. Once the plasma platelets are obtained and injected into the chronic painful area this increases the platelets and growth factors 500%. It can be used for chronic foot pain such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Follow links on www.platelettherapy.com and look under "In the News" for people treated by this therapy.
What is the cost?
PRP injections are not covered by insurance. The charge is $675.00 per injection. It is expensive but it can avoid surgery that is both costly and disabling. You can use your health saving plan for this service.