PRP Therapy for Joints

Dr. Saurin Shah MS
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Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy or autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) therapy, attempts to take advantage of the blood's natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.

Although not considered standard practice, a growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of orthopedic conditions, including osteoarthritis. It is most commonly used for knee osteoarthritis but may be used on other joints as well.

When treating osteoarthritis with platelet-rich plasma, a doctor injects PRP directly into the affected joint. 

The goal is to:

• Reduce pain

• Improve joint function

• Possibly slow, halt, or even repair damage to cartilage

What Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Do?

Experts are unsure exactly how PRP therapy may alleviate symptoms for certain orthopedic conditions. Doctors who use PRP therapy to treat osteoarthritis theorize that the platelet-rich plasma might:

• Inhibit inflammation and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis

• Stimulate the formation of new cartilage

• Increase the production of natural lubricating fluid in the joint, thereby easing painful joint friction

• Contain proteins that alter a patient's pain receptors and reduce pain sensation

It could be that platelet-rich plasma does all of these things or none. More large-scale, high-quality clinical studies are needed before scientists can know.

PRP Does Not Work for Everyone

Not all clinical studies provide evidence that PRP alleviates osteoarthritis symptoms. In several clinical studies, PRP injections were no better than placebo treatment. Even in studies that do provide evidence that PRP works, not all patients benefit.

PRP proponents assert that PRP fails to successfully treat symptoms in some cases because of differences in PRP formulation or injection administration - in other words, certain changes in variables, such as PRP preparation methods, the amount of PRP injected, and the frequency of injections, can make the PRP less effective. Others suggest that PRP therapy may be a passing fad that has limited value.

It may be that PRP therapy, like other osteoarthritis treatments, works for some people but not for others, or works best in conjunction with other treatments, such as physical therapy.

100% safe with almost no side effect

Reduce pain and reverses cartilage damage in join

Session of Therapy : 3 to 5 sessions are required

Following Conditions Improve with P.R.P.

+ Osteo-Arthritis Knee (Grade – 1&2)

+ Planter Fasciitis / Tendo Achilles tendinosis

+ Tennis Elbow / Golfers Elbow

+ Sports injury like Ligament Sprains, Muscle Strain

+Partia, Meniscus & Ligament injuries in Kn

+ Shoulder Pain (Rotator cuff partial tear)

Care to be taken by patients after P.R.P. procedures

+ Please do not take any analgesic treatment, it includes following drugs

Diclofenac (voveran, Diclogesic, DAN-P, DAN-MR)

Ibuprofen (Brufen, Combiflam), piroxicam, etoricoxib

Paracetamol (Metacin, Crocin, Dolo)

Or any drug which you take for pain relief

+ Patient can take only pain killer medicine given by an orthopedic doctor.

+ Take rest for 2 days.

+ Try to do routine work for first 7 days.