Plasma-Rich-Platelet Injections (PRP)
What conditions can it treat?
• Arthritis (Foot or Ankle) • Ligament Injuries (Acute or Chronic) • Joint Pain • Chronic Inflammatory Conditions • Achilles Tendonitis • Plantar Fasciitis • Chronic Nerve Irritation (Neuritis) • Shin Splints • Heel Spur
How does the PRP process work?
Dr. Kosak will recover a small amount of blood from your arm using a small needle and a specially designed syringe. The blood then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The entire PRP production process is usually done in less than 20 minutes.
What happens after that?
The injected area will be anesthetized with a local anesthetic (Lidocaine). The blood with its PRP will be injected into the area directly or with the aid of ultrasound or x-ray.
What are the risks associated with this treatment?
PRP uses your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. Side effects utilizing PRP systems are very uncommon.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
While PRP treatments have been around for many years, insurance companies still consider this treatment experimental and deny coverage, despite its use on high school, college, and professional athletes in all sports.
Please call our office at (480) 247-8443 for more details.