Joint and Tendon Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy $750 per session

Joint and tendon injuries and pain commonly affect both men and women of all ages.  Osteoarthritis, tendonitis, tendonosis, partial tears and ongoing pain following surgery or injuries are a few of the underlying issues that can be addreessed with PRP therapy.

Traditional treatments such as steroid/cortisone injections for joints and tendons help to temporarily reduce inflammation and pain but many patients find the results are short-lived.  Additionally, excessive doses or too frequent injections of steroid/cortisone can contribute to accelerated degeneration, atrophy (weakening) of tendons and even risk of rupture.  Certain weight-bearing tendons such as the patellar or achilles tendons cannot receive steroid/cortisone injections at all due to the risk of tendon rupture so PRP is especially useful for these areas. 

Allison Woodworth, RN, MSN, FNP-C, exclusively performs all of the advanced PRP joint and tendon injections offered at her private office located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She has gained over 5 years of experience in orthopedic injectables working in outpatient interventional pain management clinics throughout the valley and has developed an excellent reputation in the community.  

Areas of injection: 

  • Shoulder Joint (Acromioclavicular and Glenohumeral Joints)
  • Biceps Tendon
  • Subacromial Bursa
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondyle (Elbow)
  • Knee Joint and Surrounding Tendons (Patellar)
  • Trochanteric Bursa of the Hip
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fascia
  • Additional areas based on individual patient consultation

A series of 1-3 treatments, spaced out every 4-6 weeks, is recommended the first year.  A maintinance treatment is recommended every 6-12 months thereafter to maintain long-term results.

*Diagnostic x-ray, ultrasound and/or MRI imaging is strongly recommended prior to treatment.  These tests can often be ordered through a primary care provider and billed through your traditional healthcare insurance prior to your appointment.  Please bring copies of any imaging studies (written transcription, not films) to your initial consultation. 

 

What to expect during a treatment session:

1) A simple in-office blood draw of 1-2 tubes from the arm

2) Topical numbing cream applied to the area of injection to minimize discomfort during the procedure

3) FDA-approved RegenLab equipment is used to extract patelet-rich plasma from the blood

4) Activation of the platelet-rich plasma with calcium chloride immediately prior to injection

4) Injection of the activated platelet-rich plasma into the specific regions of pain with a very tiny needle