PRP Injections for Knee Pain
There are many different reasons that you can experience acute or chronic knee pain, from ligament sprains and tendon strains to arthritis and other degenerative conditions. One of the less invasive options for relieving knee pain is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer PRP injections for knee pain at our medical centers in West Hollywood, Malibu and Brentwood, CA.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been used for decades in medical treatments. This substance is harvested from a patient’s blood and contains a condensed number of platelets, growth factors and other biological agents that aid in healing tissue. A blood sample is taken from the patient and sent through a centrifuge to filter out the plasma components. Once purified, PRP can be used in various medical treatments for wound healing, joint preservation and other tissue rejuvenation.
Knee Pain Relief With PRP
PRP injections for knee pain may be beneficial if you have damaged soft tissues like ligaments or tendons in your knee or inflammation from worn articular cartilage. PRP’s anti-inflammatory and tissue-healing effects can help with injury healing and joint preservation. While the elements in PRP are in your blood, there is little blood supply to most of the knee joint components. Also, the concentration of platelets and other biological healing factors is lower and less effective.
PRP injections are non-invasive and can be performed in an office visit. First, the blood sample is taken and sent through the centrifuge, then purified to use in an injection. Our medical team will inject the PRP precisely to the area in the joint where it is needed to have the best response. There is no downtime required after the procedure.
PRP injections work over time to reduce inflammation and promote healing or regenerative effects. Our doctors may recommend a series of injections to provide the best results over several weeks or months. The treatment plan will depend on the source of your knee pain and whether it is an acute or chronic condition.
At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer cutting-edge regenerative and non-invasive solutions for many types of joint pain. To learn more about PRP injections for knee pain, contact one of our medical centers, including our Brentwood, West Hollywood and Malibu locations.