PRP injections have shown results with our patients in helping to ease chronic knee pain. PRP treatments consist of collecting a small amount of blood, spinning it in a centrifuge, and then separating the platelets from the red cells. The separated platelets are then injected into the knee in order to assist with healing and regeneration. Read on to learn more about PRP injections and how they can assist with your chronic knee pain. Innovative Pain Solutions is a top provider of pain management Orlando residents rely on. Call Innovative Pain Solutions at our Dr. Phillips office to schedule an appointment today!
How Does PRP Work?
PRP Injection Therapy is geared to help rebuild cartilage, repair torn meniscus and ligaments, and lessen swelling and pain. In the hands of an experienced clinician, it can also assist with delaying joint replacement, and help certain patients avoid having to have invasive surgery. PRP works by stimulating your body’s natural immune repair mechanisms and supplying the growth factors that are needed in order to create tissue. PRP injections do so by delivering high concentrations of endogenous (from your own body) platelets to the knee where osteoarthritis is present in order to relieve symptoms. Since platelets are a key factor in the healing of tissue, reintroducing a high concentration of platelets directly into the injured area can help to enhance the healing process. When a new patient visits our offices at Innovative Pain Solutions looking for pain management Orlando residents trust for their knee osteoarthritis, we start with a thorough assessment of the patient before making any recommendations. Sometimes, the lack of range of motion in the patient’s knee along with some other factors may cause us to recommend stem cell injections, as for some, having the PRP alone may not provide the healing that they hope to achieve.
PRP Injections For Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a top cause of knee pain in the U.S. PRP has been shown to regenerate damaged knee cartilage and meniscus in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis in many studies, and PRP is also able to be used to enhance healing (thus alleviating pain and suffering) following knee ligament reconstruction. The journal Current Reviews In Musculoskeletal Medicine says, “Recent research into the applications of PRP for knee osteoarthritis has further indicated both the efficacy and safety of PRP treatment. Although research has shown a tendency toward better efficacy at earlier stages of osteoarthritis, evidence exists to indicate positive effects at all stages of osteoarthritis. In summary, since knee osteoarthritis is an extremely prevalent condition that can be a challenge to treat, it is imperative that safe and effective nonoperative treatment methods be available to individuals that are suffering from this condition.”
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Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of chronic knee pain all around the world. PRP injections can assist with your chronic knee pain by helping to regenerate cartilage tissue with injections of your own body’s platelets, which boost your body’s natural immune repair mechanisms. Innovative Pain Solutions provides pain management Orlando residents trust. Call Innovative Pain Solutions at our office in Dr. Phillips for an appointment today.