Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a simple and minimally invasive intervention that treats osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability, and affects the knee more often than any other joint. The demand for knee surgery is increasing dramatically due to a larger aging population and an increased rate of obesity, but there are a lot of problems associated with knee surgery, so many patients are seeking other treatment options.
The joint destruction that occurs in OA is a result of an imbalance between the breakdown and repair of the joint tissue.
Fortunately, for those seeking alternative treatment options, researchers have identified a number of key biochemical pathways that can be targeted using biological interventions such as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP).
PRP uses a concentrated dose of autologous human platelets isolated from the patient’s own plasma. It has the potential to regenerate certain body tissues, provide symptomatic relief in the early stages of OA, and has been found to at least as effective, and in some trials more effective than hyaluronic acid or steroid injections. Several clinical trials have found PRP to be more effective than hyaluronic acid or steroid injections, without the negative side effects seen with the other treatments.
PRP therapy is safe and minimally invasive. It contains growth factors which activate the cells responsible for tissue healing and bone and cartilage regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma therapy has no risk of immunological reactions, but as with any injection procedure, there is a very small risk of bleeding or developing a reaction at the site of injection.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can potentially help patients avoid invasive interventions such as knee replacement surgery. In clinical trials, PRP has benn found to be a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis.
The Anti-Aging & Wellness Clinic
Using innovation, the most advanced treatment options, and cutting-edge science, the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will help you develop a customized health program that will include PRP therapy to improve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Other Services at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
- Weight loss and nutritional counseling
- Food Intolerance testing
- Human growth hormone
- Bio-identical hormone replacement
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- P-Shot PRP procedure
- Facial rejuvenation
- Chelation therapy
- Comprehensive blood panels
- Telomere testing
- Cancer testing
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