Unbearable Knee Pain And Don’t Want A Surgery? Prp Is Your Solution Then!

  September 7th 2019    Blog

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma also known as autologous conditioned plasma. Platelet rich plasma provides some symptomatic relief in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability. It’s a degenerative disease which involves tissue damage. And it affects the knee more often than any other joint. Previously, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, cortisone injections, and surgery were using to manage the knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Researchers have examined in the past decade that whether injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be used to manage OA of the knee. And results show that PRP is effective in managing pain associated with knee OA.

Things you should keep in mind:

If you have decided for PRP treatment, than you should avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications seven days prior to PRP
Have an MRI of your knee so your doctor can determine the extent of the damage
Arrange to use crutches up to two days after the injection

PRP for knee osteoarthritis:

PRP promote healing when injected. PRP injections aim to stimulate cartilage repair and offer relief from pain.
There are healing platelets in your blood, during PRP treatment these platelets were drawn out from your body, concentrated and then injected back into your knee.
After injection, concentrated platelets may provide you with pain relief by regeneration. And then they repair and replaced damaged knee tissues.
PRP is very useful in knee pain relief but you may require more than one injection.
PRP can be used as a treatment option in all stages of OA.
Significant improvements in function and reductions in pain can occur with three injections per month, yielding significantly better outcomes in the short-term.

What to do after PRP injection?

• Ice your knee for 20 minutes. Icing after every 2 or 3 hour is recommended. Continue doing this for three days.
• Heating can also help you.
• If you have pain, than take pain killers.
• Limit your physical activities and avoid doing activities that put weight on your knee.
Risks:
Since PRP is using your own blood, so chances of risks are low. However, some possible risks include;
• Local infection
• Pain at the site of injection
• Nerve damage, most likely at the site of injection

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