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PRP injection delivers a high concentration of endogenous (your own home-grown) platelets to the knee where osteoarthritis is present.  Blood is composed of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.  It's these platelets that are the injury's "first responders" and help revascularize in injured area, construct new tissue, and stop the bleeding.  

Because platelets play a significant role in the healing of tissue, reintroducing a high concentration of platelets directly into the injured area may enhance the healing process.


PRP for BONE on BONE Knees

In new research arthroscopic surgeons are told that:

PRP injections offers better symptomatic relief to patients with early knee degenerative changes, and it's use should be considered in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 


The articular cartilage is the tough tissue that covers the ends of bones.  In the knee, lesions or tears are very common.  If the lesions go all the way through the bone it is called a full-thickness lesion.


The typical method of repairing this injury is surgery.  However articular cartilage lesions, despite the surgical recommendations, represents one of the major unsolved problems in orthopaedic surgery. 


Insurance


Insurance still considers this procedure experimental and most insurance will not cover it.  We can provide you with notes and you can submit them to your insurance to see if they will reimburse you for the procedure.



Cost

One knee injection:  $800

3 knee injection series:  $2400

Any joint injection: $800



PRP for the Knees


Why has the use of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for knee osteoarthirits seen a dramatic increase in the past few years?  Because researchers are showing that PRP can regenerate tissue in patients suffering from knee osteoarthirits and PRP can also enhance healing after ligament reconstruction, a journal devoted to obviously anthroscoyp, surgeons are told that PRP offeres better symptomatic relief to patients with early knee degenerative changes ( than hyaluronic acid or placebo), and it's use should be considered in patients with knee osteoarthritis.