Autologous platelet-rich plasma has emerged as a treatment option for knee conditions

  January 31st 2018    Blog

Platelet rich plasma injection therapy is an organic and cost-effective alternative to knee surgery planned to restore cartilage, repair torn ligaments and relieve pain and inflammation

With the assistance of an experienced physician, it is not a therapy to delay joint replacement, it is a therapy that can aid a patient to prevent surgery

It functions by provoking the natural healing and reparative process and supply the building blocks vital to grow new tissues

Platelet Rich Plasma injections administer a high concentration of your own grown platelets to the knee where osteoarthritis is present. Our blood is comprised of Plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The platelets are the earliest to react to any injury and help repair the injured area, rebuilds new tissues and clots blood

Since platelets play a vital role in curing the damaged tissues, bringing in a high concentration of platelets straight to the injured area may provoke the healing mechanism
In regard to knee osteoarthritis here is what the research suggests:

Recent research conducted by the end of the year 2017 by Chicago Stem Cell Therapy Center, indicates Platelet Rich Plasma knee treatment potentially recover pain, stiffness and disability among the patients enduring knee osteoarthritis as compared to other traditional treatments. Also to receive the quick recovery results physical rehabilitation is recommended.

The research was confirmed in the very same year by the International journal of rheumatic diseases, reporting that “PRP is an effective intervention in treating knee osteoarthritis without increased risk of adverse events.”

At the Chicago Stem Cell therapy Center, Dr Zaki Anwer, MD explains that Platelet Rich Plasma injections (PRP), offers better symptomatic relief to patients with early knee degenerative changes and its use should be considered in patients with knee osteoarthritis

In support of the previous research the overall conclusion showed PRP efficacy better than hyaluronic acid injection in reducing symptoms of pain and osteoarthritis and enhances function and quality of life

“PRP injections for knees are observed to be more efficient than other steroid injections in younger energetic patients with lower degree arthritis. As a result of the complexity of the arthritic knee, athletes, particularly those with a history of knee injury, have an earlier onset and higher prevalence of osteoarthritis. This can fulfil their desire to maintain an active lifestyle.” Says Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD