It is important to make us aware of any medications you may be taking before coming in for the injection, e.g. any blood thinners such as Aspirin, Warfarin, or Plavix. We will advise you if you need to cease any medications at the time of making the appointment.
What to bring:
All insurance details are required on the day of your procedure as on arrival, you will be requested to fill in the appropriate insurance forms. Depending on policy type, there may be a shortfall or excess to pay on the day.
Any relevant scans should be brought for the procedure
What to tell us:
It is important to make us aware of any allergies you may have.
What to wear:
You may wear anything you feel comfortable in. Depending on the area to be scanned and injected, you may be asked to remove items of clothing and jewelry and put on a gown provided. You may eat as normal, however, please do not eat a heavy meal before the procedure.
The doctor will provide each patient with a detailed explanation of what will happen and an informed consent will be signed only after it is agreed that you understand and are happy with the procedure.
The doctor will use the ultrasound machine to find the area of interest to be injected, and may mark the skin with a small pen.
A local anaesthetic may be injected under the skin to minimize the pain followed by injection of the PRP into the injured muscle.