Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Joint Injections
The joints are susceptible to deterioration from wear, tear, inflammation and other factors. While some joint component tissues can heal and repair, elements like articular cartilage or meniscus may not repair on their own. There are treatments that can be used for joint preservation and stimulating healing of damaged tissues. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections can be helpful in joint preservation, a treatment available at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA in Los Angeles.
Platelet-rich plasma is a biological treatment that is made from a patient’s own blood. A sample of blood is extracted from the patient and filtered through a centrifuge to separate out the platelets to create a plasma that is highly concentrated in platelets. This substance contains growth factors and other biological substances that have healing capabilities, especially when delivered directly to damaged tissue in high concentration. PRP joint injections are non-invasive and do not require downtime or recovery after the treatment.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Injections?
PRP injections or therapy has been used in medical care for decades for wound healing. For joint treatment, PRP injections can be beneficial for multiple conditions. One of the most common is knee arthritis, and PRP injections can help reduce inflammation, stimulate tissue repair and reduce joint pain. It can also help with repair of ligaments or tendons from joint sprains or strains.
PRP injections are a safe option for joint treatment with no side effects. PRP therapy can be used in combination with other joint preservation treatments or to help joints heal after surgery. To learn more about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections and our other joint pain treatments, contact us at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA. We can schedule a joint treatment consultation with our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Farzin Kabaei, at our clinic in Beverly Hills.