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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can only athletes be qualified for platelet rich plasma?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Anyone can have it done if they are willing to pay for it. As an experimental and investigational procedure its not covered by insurance, so you have to pay out of pocket for it.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
No: Usually it is a matter of the specific problem and appropriate indications for this treatment. Insurance may not always cover this treatment.

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