If you are having knee issues, surgery may have been a treatment option you’ve considered. Surgery can be a risky procedure and many people view as their only option in order to gain relief. Proper knee function is essential to many daily activities such as walking or sitting. Having knee replacement surgery is invasive and painful. The recovery time is long and can involve intensive physical therapy to get back to the active lifestyle you were at before the knee problems began.
If you are considering alternatives to surgery, platelet-rich plasma injections may be an alternative solution to finding long-lasting pain relief. These injections are minimally invasive, non-surgical that aid the body to heal itself on its own. By receiving these injections, it is possible to avoid the long, painful recovery time of knee replacement surgery and avoid potential serious risks such as infection, blood clots, and dependency on pain medications.
Platelet-rich Plasma Injections
PRP injections truly encompass the healing properties of the body because it is made from your own blood. The platelets in blood contain valuable properties essential to healing such as growth factors and proteins.
The process is minimally invasive and starts with a simple, routine-like blood draw. The platelets are then separated from the other blood cells and then put into what is called a centrifuge. This increases the number of platelets that were taken and creates a high concentration. This is then injected into a numbed area of the knee that is in need of being repaired. There are no risks or side effects with this treatment since it is your own platelets being reintroduced to the body.
Contact our office to learn more about the treatments that can help you avoid knee replacement surgery.