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What is prp injection. Can you be knocked out when they do it. It's for my knee and I hate needles ?

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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Own blood cells

Prp (platelet-rich plasma) injection is a current treatment for tendon problems, to help them heal faster. It is done with your own blood, processed to separate the platelet part of it and then injected in the tendon affected.
Anesthesia is not needed: if you were supposed to have it it will need more neddles and unnecessary risks. Be brave and have it done!

In brief: Own blood cells

Prp (platelet-rich plasma) injection is a current treatment for tendon problems, to help them heal faster. It is done with your own blood, processed to separate the platelet part of it and then injected in the tendon affected.
Anesthesia is not needed: if you were supposed to have it it will need more neddles and unnecessary risks. Be brave and have it done!
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
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Dr. Justin Rothmier
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Platelet-rich plasma

Generally speaking prp (platlet-rich plasma) injections are done in an office setting with you (the patient) awake.
The exception to this is when the injections are done at the time of surgery when you are already under anesthesia. Most prp injections have mild discomfort that can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: Platelet-rich plasma

Generally speaking prp (platlet-rich plasma) injections are done in an office setting with you (the patient) awake.
The exception to this is when the injections are done at the time of surgery when you are already under anesthesia. Most prp injections have mild discomfort that can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Justin Rothmier
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Knocking you out...

for this would be excessive.
The risks of putting you under far outweigh the risks of the needle stick. Get a little lidocaine and you will be fine.

In brief: Knocking you out...

for this would be excessive.
The risks of putting you under far outweigh the risks of the needle stick. Get a little lidocaine and you will be fine.
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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