Covering the bones in our body is the tough tissue called articular cartilage. It is common to have lesions and tears in the knees.
Surgery is usually the method of repairing this type of injury. However, recently researchers have verified that PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) may present a successful option.
PRP for Knee Deterioration
When the body has soft tissue injury the first response of the body is sending platelets. Platelets deliver healing cells, proteins, and other growth factors that initiate repair/regeneration and activate the assistance of stem cells. This healing process delivers a high concentration of platelets, thus intensifying the body’s healing efforts.
PRP therapy uses a small sample of your blood (similar to a lab test sample) that is transferred to a centrifuge to spin the blood at high speeds, this isolates the platelets and separates them from other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then be injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and boosting your body’s natural healing. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of an infection being transmitted and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
Relieves Pain Without Surgery or General Anesthesia Risks
No hospital stay is required. The procedure is performed safely in our medical office and takes approximately one to two hours. Most are able to return back to their job immediately. Initial improvement may occur in just a few weeks and more benefits may occur as the healing progresses.
Research studies and clinical practice document PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and allowing patients to return to their normal lives. It has been documented through both ultrasound and MRI images the definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing and regeneration process. This greatly reduces the need for surgery by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition becomes irreversible.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma - The Science)
- Fosters Your Body's Natural Healing Process
- Non-Surgical Relief for Knee & Joint Pain
- Stimulates Blood Flow
- Regenerates Affected Nerves
- Restores Neurological System
- Creates a More Youthful Cell Structure
- Enhances the Healing Process in Degenerative Tissues
- Research Proven