Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is an injection procedure into peripheral joints such as knees, shoulders and ankles. Unfortunately, Health Canada prohibits the advertisement of this treatment and thus we cannot mention its clinical use. Please call or email the office for more information. Most patients will experience pain relief after 1-3 treatments.
How is this treatment performed?
Blood is withdrawn from the patient (60ml). Then it is spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelets and growth factors. This fluid will then be injected through ultrasound guidance into the damaged joints. We also may add viscosupplementation (Durolane) with the PRP or as a sole primary treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Unfortunately, Health Canada prevents the advertisement of this therapy and we cannot list its clinical use. Please email or call the office for more information.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after the treatment the area injected can become sore. We suggest taking tylenol and icing the area. This aggravation can last a few days to a week. There is also a small risk of infection when using a needle to pierce the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on the severity of the joint. It can be 1-4 treatments spread 4-6 weeks apart.
How much does it cost?
Cost of PRP will be $400 depending per joint. The viscosupplementation (ie Durolane) costs $400. This also includes the consultation and ultrasound exam.
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