Arthritic Knee Pain? Think platelet rich plasma.
Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degenerative joint disease, and is a leading cause of disability in people over 50 years of age.
If you're one of over 4 million Canadians with knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, you know the discomfort that often comes with every step. You also know the limitation associated with exiting treatments. Now there is a new treatment that may be right for you.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP is a natural approach to reducing joint pain and improving function. This in office, same day procedure is completed in as little as 60 minutes. The process involves taking a blood sample from your arm and spinning the sample in a centrifuge. The spinning process removes blood platelets from the sample. Once separated, the platelets are injected at the site of injury or irritation using guided ultrasound. No sedation is required and you are able to drive home immediately.
How Does PRP Work?
The answer can be found in your own blood. When your concentrated platelets are injected back into your body at the site of injury, the platelets break down and release human grow factor. It is this growth factor that results in a reduction in pain and improved function.
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