What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a designated amount of your own blood. Increased levels of growth factors improve signaling and recruitment of cells to an injury site and optimize the environment for healing. This treatment has been used to assist in the  treatment and recovery of injuries as well as to improve the symptoms of arthritis. Dr. Leslie Vidal has extensive experience with biologic medicine and offers PRP to her patients in Vail, Edwards, Frisco, and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities.

PRP Treatment, Vail CO

How does the PRP process work?

Dr. Vidal and her team will recover a designated amount of blood from your arm using a small needle and a specially designed syringe. The blood then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The plasma containing these
platelets and growth factors are then injected into the treatment area. The entire PRP production process is usually done in approximately 90 minutes.

Will my insurance cover this procedure?

While PRP treatments have been around for many years, almost all insurance companies consider this treatment experimental and deny coverage.
Feel free to talk to Dr. Vidal to find out if you’re a candidate for PRP.

Tips for a successful procedure:

  • No anti-inflammatories or aspirin for 10-14 days prior to the procedure.
  • Please hydrate well for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Eat a good meal before arriving for your procedure.
  • Discuss what other medications you are taking that may need to be stopped prior to the procedure.
  • Patients with active cancer or a recent history of cancer may not be good candidates for PRP.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Specialist

Platelet-rich plasma is a treatment alternative using the patient’s own platelets to generate new tissue. This can reduce pain and repair soft tissue injuries. PRP specialist, Doctor Leslie B. Vidal provides diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment options for patients from Vail, Edwards, Frisco, and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities, who may benefit from PRP or platelet-rich plasma. Contact Dr. Vidal’s team today!