If you have chronic pain and are looking for non-invasive ways to find relief, PRP Therapy may be a treatment option for you. In this video Dr. Espinoza explains the experience of PRP treatment starting from initial evaluation, to post treatment care, and answers common questions along the way. This video is an excellent introduction to the world of biologics and Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment.
TSAOG Orthopedics & Spine is offering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in San Antonio, TX. We are excited to offer PRP Therapy, in which a high concentration of the patient’s own platelets and growth factors are injected directly into the injury site to promote healing and give patients another treatment option for dealing with orthopedic conditions such as joint pain and several types of injuries.
Platelets promote healing through the collection and release of growth factors, which aid healing In PRP Therapy, a sample of a patient’s own blood is drawn and spun down to collect only the platelets and white blood cells from the sample. The result is a highly concentrated dose of platelets, which are then injected directly into the injury site to promote inflammation and speed the healing process
TSAOG Orthopedics and Spine offers a wide array of PRP injection services, ranging from single joint, to multiple joint injections. All Injections will be ultrasound guided.
The starting price point for a single PR injection is typically around $500, final price may vary depending on injury and pathology treated, and will not be covered by insurances, ask your doctor if PRP is right for you!
TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine is offering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in San Antonio, TX. We are excited to offer PRP Therapy, in which a high concentration of the patient’s own platelets and growth factors are injected directly into the injury site to promote healing and give patients another treatment option for dealing with orthopedic conditions such as joint pain and several types of injuries.
Steroid injections are not considered a long-term solution and frequent steroid injections to control pain can deteriorate tissue in the treated area. PRP Therapy offers the opportunity to treat the affected area, which can be potentially a longer term solution.
If an injury or pain is severe enough, consider a consultation where you can discuss if you are a valid candidate for PRP therapy. Assuming you are a candidate for PRP Therapy, it is a less invasive option which could provide long term relief. Compared to surgery, PRP Therapy also offers a lower out-of-pocket cost, reduced risk of infection, and shorter recovery period. Ask your Physician how PRP therapy and other orthobiologics may be used to augment and optimize your recovery in conjunction with surgery.
Initial Visit – An initial consultation with your physician will be required to find out if you are a candidate for PRP Therapy. In some cases, an MRI may be recommended to confirm your diagnosis and rule out any underlying conditions that could cause complications. If you are determined to be a candidate for PRP Therapy, your procedure will be scheduled for another day. This initial consultation is usually covered by your insurance plan.
Preparation – In the week prior to your injection, do not take anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS).
Procedure – PRP Therapy is an outpatient procedure done in the office and should last about one hour. Your injection will be guided by ultrasound to ensure optimal placement of the PRP. When the injection is done, it will induce inflammation, which causes immediate pain. Swelling and redness at the injection site is common and can last up to 2 days. Swelling and redness at the injection site is common, and may last up to a few days. Depending on treatment plan, the affected limb may be immobilized.
Managing Pain – Warm compresses and acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be used for the pain. If your pain persists after injection, you can contact your doctor’s office for other approved medications (prescription). Note: If your doctor requires you to take baby aspirin, this regimen may be taken pending your physicians advice.
Recovery – Activity may be restricted based on your condition and what is being treated, discuss with your doctor. Healing and improvement in pain can take approximately 6-12 weeks. A second or third injection may be required, depending on the severity of the problem. Relief from PRP Therapy can vary depending on the patient, condition, and individual response to therapy.
Unfortunately, no. Although PRP therapy has been in use since the 1970s, major insurers have yet to update their policies regarding its benefits in certain specialties, including orthopedics. For this reason, insurances will not cover PRP therapy and patients can expect an out-of-pocket cost of $500 – $800 per joint injection and $1,000 per spinal injection. FDA Still considers PRP experimental greater so