After much anticipation, and 3 months after my problem started, I had my PRP injection. But not without snafus!
My appointment was at 11am. at 11:45 the radiologist came out and asked me if I knew if BKs office arranged for the PRP machine (centrifuge) to be brought over. Umm, I would assume so given all the trouble it had been to arrange this. He said he hadn't seen the rep from the company around but knew she was over at HSS, so she was "in the neighborhood".
At around 12:15 the rep arrived with the machine. We began getting the injection underway close to 12:45.
First, the radiologist, using ultrasound, checked out the hip. He could see the debrided labrum and where bone had been shaved, as well as "reduced echo" on the anterior joint capsule. He then took blood from my arm, 10cc. For some reason, this was more uncomfortable than normal. He handed the blood to the rep who spun it down for 5 minutes and then placed 3 cc of plasma into another syringe. The radiologist then injected this into the area around the capsule and the muscles and tendons. He went through the muscles a few times leaving me pretty sore. It has been 11 hours and my thigh really hurts. I just want to climb into bed and sleep for 12 hours!
I really really hope this works!
What I learned from the rep (who was super sweet) is that there are different kinds of PRP, this specific one is called ACP, autologous conditioned plasma.
I am still not 100% what the differences are but I am working on learning more. The rep is emailing me some info tomorrow!