Plasma-Rich-Platelet Injections (PRP):
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets and growth factors made from a small sample of your own blood. Higher levels of growth factors have the ability to improve signaling and recruitment of cells.
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.
Am I a candidate for treatment with PRP?
Dr. Kosak will perform an initial examination on your first visit to make a determination if the use of PRP will benefit you. If you are on anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners, your physician may temporarily discontinue the use of these until your treatment has taken place.
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.
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 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
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 details.
Leneva Allograft Adipose Matrix:
What is an Allograft?
An allograft is used to describe an organ or tissue donated from one individual to another. In the case of Leneva, the allograft is derived from donated human adipose (human fat).
What is Leneva and how can it help me?
Leneva is an off-the-shelf injectable human adipose tissue that is designed to support your own tissue regeneration process.
In podiatric patients, Leneva is used to replenish fat pad atrophy on the bottom of the foot. It is painful to walk on heels that have lost all supporting cushion! Call today to learn more.