The best treatment option for you will be determined by the exact nature of your joint or tendon problem. We will also take into account any other medical history that might impact your treatment.
- Any patient with osteoarthritis or tendinopathy can be considered.
- Patients with blood disorders and those requiring anti-inflammatory medicines may not be good candidates.
- PRP and BMAC treatments are an out-of-pocket expense not covered by most insurance companies.
- Both are safe and effective alternatives to surgery, steroid injections and therapy.
Ohio State Sports Medicine uses the advanced Angel® system in its procedures, which allows our physicians to customize the cell content, platelet concentration and blood volume specific to each patient’s needs. Our technology also allows for two joints to be addressed in the same session.
If you are considering the Platelet-Rich Plasma procedure, you should avoid these things before your consultation and procedure:
- Over-the-counter pain medicine like ibuprofen (Advil™, Motrin™), naproxen (Aleve™, Naprosyn™) and acetaminophen (Tylenol™): Avoid one week before and one month after your procedure. These medications interfere with the tissue repair process.
- Alcohol: Avoid 48 hours before your procedure. Do not consume alcohol while you are taking prescription pain medication.
- Tobacco and nicotine: These products impair your ability to heal. Consider talking to your physician about stopping.
- Diet: There is no need to fast before the procedure. You may eat normal meals before your procedure and resume your regular diet when you feel able.