FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does the procedure take to work?
As APS promotes healing by recruiting the body’s own repair system, the process can take a few weeks. Most patients begin to notice improvement after 1-2 weeks, and should see continued improvement over many months.
Are there restrictions after the procedure?
No strenuous activity for five days following your procedure. Please avoid anti-inflammatories for two weeks after the procedure.
How long will the injection last?
Studies suggest symptoms will be improved for up to 24 months or longer. The goal is to promote your body to decrease inflammation in the joints, and protect cartilage from further thinning.
How many injections can I have?
A single injection therapy is adequate. Repeat treatments could be considered if effective after 1-2 years.
What are the side effects?
A common side effect of the procedure is mild but temporary pain or aching of the joint that gradually subsides within 24-48 hours. There may also be mild bruising at the site of injection or blood draw. Over-the-counter pain medications (not anti-inflammatory) or using heat on the area can help.