What Is PRP?
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that uses a person's own blood to promote healing and relieve pain. The blood is drawn from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, which are rich in growth factors. The concentrated platelets are then injected back into the patient's body at the site of the injury or pain.
Can PRP Help With Knee Arthritis?
There is evidence to suggest that PRP can be effective in treating knee arthritis. A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that PRP injections were associated with a significant reduction in pain and improvement in function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Another study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery found that PRP was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis..
PRP is a relatively new treatment option, so more research is needed to fully understand its effectiveness in treating knee arthritis. However, it appears to be a safe and promising alternative to surgery, and may be an option for patients who want to avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery.
If you are considering PRP for the treatment of knee arthritis, it is important to speak with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if it is the right option for you.
In the practice of Matthew D. Barber at the Alabama Orthopedic Clinic, we specialize in various surgical and nonsurgical procedures for hip problems. We specialize in hip joint replacement surgeries using the latest technology. Our patients receive the best in-house care and post-surgery treatment to regain their lifestyle as quickly as possible.
While Dr. Barber focuses exclusively on the management of knee and hip problems with a focus on joint replacement procedures, he is proud to be a source of information for patients and has several specialist partners at the Alabama Orthopedic Clinic who are available to treat any orthopedic condition.
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