We understand that these PRP injections do not exist as a cure unto themselves. We take a more holistic approach by addressing the mobility and rehabilitative aspects necessary to allow your injections to have their best chance of optimal clinical success. We employ the expertise of physiotherapy, chiropractic, sport medicine and nursing professionals to help you in your recovery.
In the interest of patient safety, we use only non-irradiating imaging. High resolution diagnostic ultrasound with colorized needle guidance allows our doctors to see precisely the area in question. It is well documented that unguided PRP injections have an accuracy of approximately 70%, while guided injections are between 97% – 100% accurate.
Image-guided injections in Alberta are available in the public system through radiologists and physiatrists. Covered by public funding, patients have the impression that these procedures are free. But are they free? Prolonged wait times, radiation exposure and extravagant costs to our government system are all costly in their own way. At Calgary PRP Clinic we can accommodate you within days rather than months, and we are confident that our high level of clinical precision and easy availability can help you get back to the things that you are passionate about quickly, effectively and safely.
Injection services available within our clinic include:
- Platelet rich plasma injections
- nStride autologous protein solution
- Cingal, Durolane, Synolis, Orthovisc and Monovisc viscosupplementation
- Sportvis – for muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
- Non-chondrotoxic corticosteroid
- Cyst drainage
- Bursitis management
- Hydrodissection of scars
- Needle fenestration
- Joint hydrodistention (i.e., for frozen shoulder / adhesive capsulitis)
Your first visit with us involves a comprehensive assessment of your chief complaint by one of our private doctors. They will work with you to develop a plan of management and give you clear, realistic expectations. They will take time to listen to your complaint in detail and will not rush you. Some patients already have a prescription from one of their other doctors, but if you don’t, we are able to provide you with one when clinically appropriate. Many people have coverage for the different services offered within our clinic through their private third-party insurance. The extent to which you have coverage will depend on the merits of your particular plan. For those who do not have insurance coverage, we can still provide you with a receipt that you can use toward your income tax return at the end of the year.