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Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a biotechnology that involves the injection of a small volume of your own plasma directly at the site of injury.

How we help

PRP injections are meant to restore high mechanical performance and functional levels of the injured tissue in the shortest possible time.

PRP is constituted of numerous highly concentrated growth factors secreted from large numbers of ‘activated’ platelets. The growth factors are your own healing messenger proteins stored within the blood platelets. We direct those platelets at the injury to enhance physiological wound healing and rapid soft-tissue, cartilage, and bone generation.

About the procedure

First, we take four to six tubes of whole blood from a vein in your arm. You may then take 20 minutes to eat and drink while the sample is processed.

The blood is put through a process of centrifugation and separation of the different plasma fractions. The method we use for the separation of PRP is done under sterile conditions, and the process end point is a tube containing the concentrate named PRP, which is activated with calcium chloride before administration.

You then come back into the treatment room for the injection into the area to be treated (e.g. knee joint, hip joint, Achilles tendon). Depending on the area, you may have the injection under ultrasound guidance. If the injured site is next to the skin (as opposed to a deep tissue layer), we do not use local anesthetic as it interferes with PRP action.

You should allow two hours for the whole procedure, and longer for ultrasound guided treatments.

2150 Stadium Drive
2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309


Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
(off during lunch 12pm - 1pm)

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 7am - 11:30am


Patients seeking sports medicine and orthopedic care can be seen in person Monday – Friday from 7am – 5pm. Please call (303)315-9900 to schedule an appointment. Tele-Health Visits are still available if preferred.

Patients seeking advanced medical imaging can be seen Monday – Friday 7am – 5:30pm. Please call (303) 315-9901 to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapy is available for in-person visits Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday 7am – 11:30am. If you would like to schedule a Physical Therapy appointment or to contact your Physical Therapist please call (303) 315-9917.

Phone hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (off during lunch 12pm - 1pm) .

Please park in the patient parking lot just north of the Champions Center and bring your license plate number to the second floor at check in.