Musculoskeletal Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

What to Expect

  • In the initial consultation, we will assess your medical background, conduct a physical examination, and request any required imaging examinations.
  • The injection outcomes are anticipated to be noticeable within a time frame of 4-6 weeks. The appointment duration does not exceed one hour and the injection outcomes are projected to become evident within 4-6 weeks. Your blood, enriched with the concentrated platelets, is introduced into the affected region, such as a painful joint. A small amount of numbing medication is cautiously administered to alleviate any discomfort or pain resulting from the injection. Throughout the procedure appointment, your blood is extracted, processed to segregate the platelets, and prepared for injection.
  • To minimize negative responses, PRP, a substance extracted from your body, is used instead of cortisone and other injectable drugs. It’s important to note that any injection or needle procedure carries a potential risk of infection, bleeding, and harm to nearby structures.
  • How much does PRP cost? Is it covered by insurance?

    Please contact your insurance company directly to determine whether this procedure is covered or not. Some insurance companies will fully cover this procedure for payment. However, some patients may only need one injection, while others may require two or three injections. The cost per injection ranges between $850 and $750, depending on the injection site.

    Musculoskeletal Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

    PRP, a non-surgical option offered at the Musculoskeletal Center of Johns Hopkins, can help alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals with injuries or chronic conditions caused by inflammation. This treatment involves using injections of platelet-rich plasma, which contains concentrated platelets and enriched proteins that promote healing, boost the body’s immune response, and enhance cellular function.

    To acquire more information about PRP and to assess its suitability for you, consult with your physician.

    Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections | Q&A

    Do you want to learn more about PRP? Our team of experts will provide answers to your questions regarding what PRP is, the procedure involved, the benefits it offers, and the potential cost of the treatment.

    Our Locations


    Charter Professional Center located at 10700 Charter Dr., Suite 205 in Columbia, MD 21044.

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    Pavilion III10803 Falls Rd., Suite 2100Lutherville, MD 21093.

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    White Marsh

    4924 Campbell Boulevard, Suite 130, Nottingham, Maryland 21236.

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    The utilization of PRP in musculoskeletal medicine shows great potential and is experiencing rapid expansion. However, it is currently deemed investigational by the FDA and has not received FDA approval for implementation in musculoskeletal medicine. Extensive research is being conducted on this matter.