Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Expert, Tampa

 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection:

What is PRP?

  • Platelet-rich plasma is derived from YOUR blood. It consists of plasma and platelets which facilitate the natural healing process.
  • Platelets play a role in clotting and also release growth factors that enhance cell reproduction and initiate soft tissue regeneration.

How long does the procedure take?

  • Approximately 30 mins.

What is to be expected during the procedure:

PRP is made from centrifuging your blood. Once the blood is spun and the blood separates into different parts, it can be injected into the problem area with the guidance of ultrasound.

PRP injections are mostly used for:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) of Knee, Hip & Shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Post-Surgery
  • Non-surgical Injuries

How does PRP injections work?

Chronic injuries can take a long time to heal and PRP can stimulate cells to speed up the healing process, decrease inflammation and help decrease associated pain.

How long does it take to see results?

Results can take up to a few weeks to a month or two after the injection.

What medications need to be stopped prior to PRP injections?

  • Blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Plavix, NSAIDs, etc) 
  • Certain supplements (Omega-3 Fatty Acids)
  • The doctor would give clear instructions

Are PRP Injections Risky?

  • PRP injections are considered a “very low” risk procedure.
  • Complications are rare but some that could occur are bleeding/ bruising, tissue damage, nerve damage, infection, or allergic reaction.

Who are not candidates to receive a PRP injection?

  • You have abnormal or low platelet count
  • Have cancer
  • Have a current infection
  • If you are anemic

Does Insurance Cover PRP injections?

  • At this time medical insurances do not cover PRP injections.

How much to PRP Injections cost?

  • Each injection will cost $800 and every additional injection performed during the same appointment will be $400.

Why Chose Dr. Kalava?

PRP injections are best done under ultrasound guidance. Dr. Kalava is a world expert in Ultrasound guided procedures as he not only performs these procedures, but also, teaches other physicians ultrasound skills through the country and beyond.

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