Healthy Living: Plasma Therapy
It’s a new way to treat an age old chronic condition.
Doctors are now using patients’ own bodies to heal them.
Platelet-rich plasma can help to relieve pain in large tendons around the knee and shoulder.
As Michelle Dunaway shows us today in Healthy Living, doctors are also using the PRP procedure to stop and reverse arthritis.
Dr. Giaconi doesn’t know how long the effect of the PRP will last because the therapy for arthritis is so new.
He’s hoping to start a clinical trial at Cedars-Sinai.
Right now, insurance doesn’t typically cover the procedure, which can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000.