Have you been wondering how you should be Preparing for your PRP appointment? The process of PRP is quick simple. Once we determined the best course of treatment through a comprehensive exam, we’ll get you scheduled for the PRP. It may be that day, or we may need you to come back another day. Preparing for your PRP appointment is so important to get the best results.
In the days leading up to your appointment, you’ll want to drink plenty of water (it’s easier to find your veins). You’ll also want to abstain from any anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Aspirin-preferably for up to 1-2 weeks prior. If you take any blood thinner medications, we’ll give you special instructions for those. Also, if you’ve recently had any steroids (oral or injectable) we should hold off your appointment until a months’ time has passed.
Preparing for your PRP appointment on the day of your PRP injection. We’ll have you sign consents for the procedure. Then we’ll take you back to our procedure room, where your blood will be drawn. Don’t like needles? No worry. Our Nurse Practitioner is very good! We’ll take a small sample of blood, less than a tablespoon. That blood will be spun in a machine called a centrifuge; it will separate the red blood cells from the plasma. This plasma will then be injected into the areas of injury. It’s all over, from start to finish, in a matter of 30 to 40 minutes in most cases.