Contraindications to PRP treatments include:
Please consult with your doctor.
The average number of treatments required is two to three separated by four to eight-week intervals. The need for another treatment can be determined by using Doppler ultrasound to see if the area remains inflamed (good) or has gone “cold” (bad).
1 to 2 days following your PRP treatment you might experience:
If you are experiencing anything more severe, please contact your doctor rightaway.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nuprin, Advil, Montil or other Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided 3-4 days before your PRP treatment and 1 week after. NSAIDs are painkillers and reduce fever, but they also reduce platelet aggregation and since PRP treatments use your own platelets, your treatment might not be as effective as taking these drugs prior to your treatment. Use of corticosteroids in for example cortisone injections should also be avoided 4 to 6 weeks before your PRP treatment.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take Methotrexate (MTX) are advised to avoid taking this 1 week before till 1 week after your PRP treatment. MTX also aggregates platelets, even at a low dosage.
Consult your doctor before changing your medication.
Patients on biologic medicines may need to hold their medicines longer, particularly when it comes to adalimumab (Humira), and infliximab (Remicade) because of the long half-life of these drugs.