Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy Promotes Healing
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a therapy primarily aimed at promoting healing in joints, but new uses are being explored every day. It has also been used as a therapy for professional athletes with excellent results. Platelets are a part of your blood, they are filled with growth factors and are responsible for healing. The platelets are put through a process, concentrated, and extracted. This fluid of concentrated platelets is injected into sites of injury or degeneration to promote healing.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can be an effective treatment for many conditions. Some of the conditions this therapy is currently used for include:
- Joint pain, including knee and elbow
- Tendon injury and pain
- Spinal pain
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
- Sports injuries
Nebraska Medicine Offers Advanced Expertise for Patients with Chronic Pain
Nebraska Medicine has the most experienced team of chronic pain specialists in the region. Bringing PRP therapy to Nebraska Medicine opens a whole new range of healing and regenerative therapy for our pain, chronic pain, orthopaedic and sports injury patients.
What to expect during platelet-rich plasma therapy
There are two types of platelet-rich therapy injections offered at Nebraska Medicine. One is a non-surgical procedure done in one simple office visit, which normally takes 30 minutes. A single-joint injection performed in the clinic costs about $800.
Spine and sacroiliac joint injections require X-ray guidance and need to be performed in a procedural suite. A single-joint injection performed in a procedure suite costs about $1,200.
Standard insurance often does not cover PRP therapy, so it is an out-of-pocket expense.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy promotes healing to get you back on track.