PRP Therapy for Knee and Shoulder Pain

by / Wednesday, 25 October 2017 / Published in Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Disabling stiffness, throbbing pain, inflammation swelling and redness are some symptoms of chronic knee and shoulder osteoarthritis pain. Fortunately, regenerative therapy treatments offer new hope for pain patients.

Conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system can cause further degeneration and negatively impact your quality of life. Individuals suffering from severe pain and limited mobility may feel the need for invasive surgery but it would a good idea to determine if there are other options to regenerate the damaged tissues.

Regenerative Therapy

Regenerative Therapy focusing on restoring damaged body parts, tissues or organs. Two cutting edge treatments involving stem cells and platelet rich plasma have proven highly effective in stimulating a naturally healing response in the body.

Adult Stem Cells and Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) have been shown to be highly beneficial for various orthopedic problems with no known side effects.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich Plasma contains proteins and peptides that promote healing of the damaged tissues.

Blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, plasma and red blood cells. A concentration of platelets, growth factors and plasma, or platelet rich plasma is derived. The PRP is then injected back into the patient’s affected tissue or body part, such as the knee or shoulder, to start the repair process.