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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Your Body's Secret Weapon

Live & Enjoy Life PAIN FREE With PRP Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (sometimes referred to as regenerative therapy) is an exciting, revolutionary, non-surgical treatment which uses your body's own adult stem cells and blood platelets to heal itself. PRP is a treatment that works for people suffering with chronic and acute pain from an injury.  

 

PRP Therapy is used for a Variety of Conditions:

  • Arthritis of the Knee, Hip, or Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Ligament and Tendon Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain

A Cutting-Edge Solution to Heal Your Pain

  • Athletes and active people can benefit from stimulated healing using PRP Therapy.

  • PRP Therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage.

  • PRP Therapy can play a key role in the healing of soft tissue and eliminate pain in a non-invasive way.

  • PRP Therapy actually heals your body, rather than masking your pain and covering it up.

  • PRP Therapy heals without the need for invasive or costly surgery

  • PRP Therapy is the first medical way to stimulate healing pain available!


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Expected Cost

The cost of PRP treatment varies based on the number of injections you receive. The procedure is currently not covered by insurance.

Expected Recovery Time

The majority of PRP patients find that recovery is fast and they are back to their normal activities quickly!

Expected Benefits

PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that can stimulate healing and help eliminate acute and chronic pain.

It's Time for Nexus

Who you trust to treat your pain is important. We believe that living with pain is NOT an option. We offer the most revolutionary healing techniques available to help your body rejuvenate itself. Nexus Pain Specialists is the right choice for anyone ready to take control of their life and feel better. Dr. Richard Rosenthal was recognized for his outstanding work and was named on the top physicians list by U.S. News and World Report. We pride ourselves in educating patients about their condition and explaining their individualized treatment options.

  1. We are the only pain center in Utah to receive the World Institute of Pain award.
  2. Dr. Rosenthal is the only Utah physician on the list of “150 Pain Physicians to Know” by Becker's ASC Report.
  3. At Nexus Pain Care we believe that “Living with pain is NOT an option.”

Some Important Questions

Before being offered PRP therapy, the patient should have tried more conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and physical therapy.

PRP Therapy is used for a Variety of Conditions including:

  • Arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip bursitis
  • Patellar tendon injury
  • Plantar fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Anyone with a blood borne Cancer (such as lymphoma or leukemia), not in remission for at least 5 years
  • Other malignancies or blood borne diseases
  • Current infection
  • Patients using a high dosage of Coumadin
  • Patients with cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Patients with multiple medical issues may not be good candidates

While PRP is a relatively new therapy for treatment of muscle and joint disorders, there are reliable studies (level 1 evidence) showing it to be effective for certain conditions including tendon and ligament tears (tennis elbow, rotator cuff tear, patellar tendon tear, plantar fasciitis). There are also many mid level studies (level 2 evidence) showing it to be effective for mild-moderate osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder.

Because PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no chance of having an allergic or immune reaction. In fact, side effects from PRP injection are extremely rare. The main risks include local infection at the site of injection (1% risk) and pain at the injection site.

The procedure will be scheduled at least a week in advance. At that time, you will be asked to discontinue the use of aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications. On the day of the procedure, a specially trained person will draw blood from a vein. It is placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes in order to concentrate the platelets. The final product is then given to the physician performing the injection. The PRP solution is injected immediately. It is never stored for injection at a later date.

This is ultimately decided by your physician. Typically, the physician will use the MRI or Ultrasound and previous treatments results to determine the number of injections. Typically the physician will suggest between 1 to 3 injections.

At the present time, insurance companies won’t pay for PRP therapy.
The cost of PRP treatment varies based on the number of injections you receive.

How quickly you can return to your normal activities depends on the condition and body part being treated.

  • Injections in the elbow or shoulder are placed in a sling for 48 hours to 1 week or more and then as needed for comfort.
  • Injections in the foot and ankle (Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon, plantar fascia), may require you to wear a walking boot for up to two weeks or more.
  • If you have an injection in your knee for osteoarthritis, you only need to rest for 24 hours and then you can return to your normal activities. If the injection is in your patellar tendon or quadriceps tendon, your knee will be placed in a knee immobilizer for 1-2 days.
  • All procedures, except for possibly knee osteoarthritis, will begin physical therapy 1 week after the injection.
If you take any sedative (valium, versed, medications to reduce pain) before the procedure you will not be allowed to drive home. If no sedative is used for the procedure, you may drive yourself home after the injection.
Your physician may recommend physical therapy to help you regain your strength, mobility, and function. Typical physical therapy programs last between 4 to 12 weeks. Your insurance company usually covers physical therapy, but you should call your insurance company to confirm.
Yes, the physician will want to see you back in clinic to check your progress. You will be asked to make a follow up appointment 6 weeks following the injection.
Do not take anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Mobic, Naproxen, Nabumetone, or Diclofenac for 7 days prior to the injection and 6 weeks after the last injection. Pain medication will be prescribed the day of the procedure to be taken as needed. A regular aspirin regimen (81mg/day) is ok. Tylenol/Acetaminophen is allowed.
  • We recommend scheduling an appointment for a consultation so that we can look at your radiology films (x-rays) and examine you to determine if you are a good candidate or not.
  • If you live more than 2-3 hours away, please work with your local health care professional to send us the following: Recent x-ray and/or MRI (no more than a few months old) and medical records (pertaining to your injury)
  • Send your images and records to us for review - please include your contact information.
  • We will contact you back about our decision with in 7-10 business days

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3585 N University Ave,  Suite 150, Provo, UT 84604 • Phone: 801-356-6100 • Fax: 801-356-2113
1575 West 7000 South, West Jordan, UT 84084 • Phone: 801-833-6569