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PRP Injection Postoperative Care

PRP Injection Postoperative Care

Following the procedure, you may experience some soreness and discomfort. You may apply ice and elevate the treated area to help.

After a week, you will likely start a rehabilitation program including physical therapy. We advise patients not take anti-inflammatory medicine for approximately a month after your injection. However, if you are taking 81 mg Aspirin daily, you may continue.

Side Effects of PRP Injections

Side effects are uncommon, but can include:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Blood clot
  • Skin discoloration
  • Calcification
  • Scarring
  • Fat loss in the affected area
  • Allergic reaction

If you begin to experience the side effects described above, contact your physician.

How Soon Can You Resume Normal Physical Activity

You may be eager to begin regular physical activity after your procedure. However, PRP therapy is not a “quick fix”. It is a long term repair process. The PRP treatment process requires time in order to completely heal the injured area.

In studies on tennis elbow, patients experienced an 81% improvement in pain score after six months and 92% after 1-3 years. Through follow up visits, we will evaluate when you will be able to return to regular physical activities safely.

For any questions regarding the process following your PRP therapy, call our office in Fairfax Virginia at 855-449-STEM(7836).