When delivered by some of the top qualified providers of PRP knee injections Los Angeles has to offer, this treatment can potentially relieve your knee pain and improve function – so you can continue leading your full and active lifestyle. Several peer reviewed research studies have documented the benefit for PRP for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis.
If you are one of the countless athletes or active individuals who suffer from knee pain, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative orthobiologic approach that might be right for you.
What Knee Injuries and Conditions is PRP Used For?
At the Orthohealing Center, we have successfully delivered some of the best PRP knee injections Los Angeles has to offer, to treat countless conditions and injuries for our patients that include:
- Muscle tears and injuries
- Tendon tears
What to Expect During PRP Therapy:
Traditionally, knee pain is treated with rest, ice, elevation bracing, lifestyle modifications, weight loss, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and cortisone or hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. If these conservative measures are ineffective, the next step is usually a more invasive surgical treatment, depending on the severity of your condition.
However, with platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), there’s a new treatment option for patients suffering with knee arthritis.
PRP therapy for knee pain involves a simple process. To begin, we will collect blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to extract platelets and plasma while removing unwanted white and red blood cells. From there, we will cleanse your affected knee and inject the Platelet rich plasma or PRP into the damaged and painful areas. These injections will be performed under the guidance of a live ultrasound image, to ensure complete accuracy of needle placement. Multiple regions around the knee may be targeted based on each unique case.
After your appointment, relative rest is advised for 48-72 hours however weight bearing is permitted immediately after your procedure. Before you leave the office, we will provide you with customized instructions for your post-procedure recovery and activity restrictions. In terms of side effects, you can expect to experience some temporary swelling and discomfort for the first few days. Most patients who respond positively to the PRP treatment, exhibit reductions in pain and stiffness, as well as improvements in joint mobility and stability, within 8 weeks or sooner.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is a promising new treatment modality for knee pain, and has provided very beneficial results for our patients in Los Angeles areas. During your initial consultation at our office, our knee specialists will review your medical history and symptoms with you, and help you determine if this treatment approach is the right fit for you and your goals.
Disclaimer: Our healthcare practitioners use products and perform therapies cleared for general use by the United States Food and Drug Administration, but specific indications for treatment have not be evaluated and reviewed by the FDA. You are encouraged to consult with your primary care physician prior to undergoing a cell therapy.