What causes knee pain?
Knee pain can have many causes, but the majority of knee pain comes from direct injury and arthritis. On average, one out of ten people will complain of knee problems during their lifetime. Knees are more susceptible to injury than any other body part. This is because of the weight that is constantly put on the knee as well as impacts from running, walking, or even stairs cause damage to the knee over time.
How is knee pain typically treated?
Typically, when a Knee injury occurs doctors prescribe rest, ice, Anti-Inflammatory medications, and physical therapies to attempt and repair the knee. Yet, if this treatment does not fix the issue, surgery is the next option traditionally. Knee surgery can be invasive and will still put the patient on a long path to recovery, usually with physical therapy after the surgery has been completed.
How can we help?
New Therapies are now available for knee pain without the need for surgery. PRP therapy contains a concentration of many different growth factors that reduce inflammation and promote the body’s healing capabilities. Instead of a long road to recovery, PRP therapy allows for the repair of the knee with local pain-free injections. PRP presents patients with a long-lasting, permanent solution, all while using the body’s natural healing process. PRP research has shown it can regenerate tissue in patients suffering from knee arthritis, as well as accelerate healing after a surgery is performed.
Allograft therapy in injection form is also available at Advanced Regenerative Medicine. Allograft therapy is used as a treatment option focusing on biologic joint preservation.
- Treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with homologous platelet rich plasma injection
- Effect of platelet concentration on clinical improvement in treatment of early stage-knee osteoarthritis with platelet-rich plasma concentrations.
- A new strategy to tackle severe knee osteoarthritis: Combination of intra-articular and intraosseous injections of Platelet Rich Plasma.
- Leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma is more effective than the conventional therapy with acetaminophen for the treatment of early knee osteoarthritis.
- Nonsurgical Resolution of a Bucket Handle Meniscal Tear: A Case Report.
- Combination of platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells enhances tendon–bone healing in a rabbit model of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Effects of platelet-rich plasma on pain and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
- The influence of platelet rich plasma on synovial fluid volumes, protein concentrations, and severity of pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
- The temporal effect of platelet-rich plasma on pain and physical function in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
What are the benefits?
There are several benefits to undergoing PRP therapy for knee pain, but the most significant being the ability to eliminate treatments like major surgeries. PRP therapy allows for the patient to use their own cells to repair and regenerate damaged cells, rather than going under for surgery to relieve pain. The goal of PRP Therapy is to relieve pain through healing and regeneration of damaged tissues in the knee, thus the treatment provides lasting results without the risks or side effects of surgery and other aggressive forms of treatment.