McLane, Melissa L, DO
600 Oxford Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146
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Additional Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
600 Oxford Dr
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 432-3681
Fax: (412) 372-1064
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I have torn glut med and glut min tendons. Options: PRP, surgery or live with it. So I decided to try the PRP. What could it hurt?? So in 2016 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. I scheduled a PRP injection and it was the MOST painful thing I've ever experienced and I've had 2 children, so that is saying a lot. Dr M. Mclane DID NOT numb the area and part of the way through the procedure, I had to basically be "held down" for her to complete the procedure. She kept telling me, " I know this hurts if you need to curse at me go ahead"...hahaha like that would take the pain away!!
Then they decided they didn't have enough blood to do a second injection. So they tried to take more blood from my arm and they said because my body had "stressed" so badly from the first injection my Platelets were clotting and basically the second blood draw couldn't be used. I was crying and my entire body was shaking during the procedure and I could barely stand afterwards. They had to take me to my car in a Wheel chair. WHY can't this be done with a numbing agent? She told me the PRP and the anesthetics don't "work" together..I would NEVER go through that again.
And needles don't usually bother me. I've had many many trigger point injections. NO Problem. I've had epidurals in my low back to help with pain. NO PROBLEM..! But the PRP injection was HORRIBLE!! Since then I’ve researched it online and other Orthopedic doctors do use numbing agents with PRP injections..So why doesn’t Dr. M. Mclane? How NONE compassionate. I’d NEVER go through that at again, unless the doc uses a numbing agent. And I think Dr Mclane needs to research the fact other doctors do use numbing for this procedure! And she should Care about the comfort of her patients.