Common questions pre-procedure
What to know before the next PRP Regenerative medicine session? Let’s get ahead of the curve and prepare with some answers to frequently asked questions:
What are the risks associated with this treatment?
Am I a Candidate for PRP or Stem Cell Therapy?
Conditions such as muscle and tendon injury, ligament injury, arthritis, or localized pain/inflammation, Or you may be a candidate. If you are not getting the results you need from conservative measures and you want to avoid surgery, PRP or Stem Cell Therapy may provide a solution. Patients who have active cancer or infection, a history of lymphoma, or are taking certain blood thinners may not be eligible.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
We will always check your individual insurance benefits and discuss with you prior to any procedure.
What do I need to do before my procedure?
If you are taking any NSAlD’s (Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn, Mobic, Aleve, Celebrex, etc.) please discontinue 2 weeks prior to treatment. No cortisone injections within 3 months of your PRP injection to the same joint. You do not need to stop taking aspirin or blood thinning medications unless your physician tells you differently. Please let your physician know if you are taking blood thinners so this can be discussed prior to the procedure.
• If you are currently on blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, Lovinox, Prodaxa, etc), please see your PCP/ Specialist and receive their permission to discontinue this medication for 3 days prior to treatment and resume the evening after treatment. You understand the risk of stopping these medications may lead to significant illness or even possible death.
• Alert the staff if you have an allergy to anesthetics, bandages or skin preparation solution.
What should I expect after my treatment?
Pain can increase in the treatment area for 2-5 days after your procedure. It may take up to 14 days for symptoms to improve. Symptoms may also fluctuate while the healing process is occurring. This generally occurs over several weeks, but can take 3-6 months for healing to occur.
• You may experience a low-grade fever after treatment. Call if your temperature is above 100.4°.
• Use Extra Strength Tylenol or prescription medication provided for pain. Apply heat for 15 minutes on and off as needed for symptomatic relief. Make sure to place a barrier between your skin and the heat.
• No anti-inflammatory medication, NSAIDs (Mobic, Celebrex, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen, etc) should be used for 8 weeks post-treatment).
• Physical therapy can begin usually after 2 days.
• Refrain from strenuous activities for 2 weeks.
• Immobilize for the first 24-48 hours and then perform gentle movement of the treated area.
Contact us direct for questions and to book a Free telemedicine consultation with the our certified pain management physician (480)745-7871