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Can Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Eventually Replace Knee Replacement Surgery
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Many reasons: Prp is a promising therapy for treatment of tendon, muscle, and bone damage. In this therapy, platelets isolated from a person's own blood are injected around the damaged tissue. Platelets contain numerous chemicals that break down damaged tissue and stimulate new blood vessel growth, bone production, and tissue growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP is excellent for tendon tears! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a good theory, but evidence of other than short term changes is lacking. ...Read more
Growth factors: Prp (or platelet rich plasma), is a portion of concentrated platelets taken from your own drawn blood, used in injured areas. There has been limited proof that it works as advertised, but we can inject it into areas that we want to augment the healing process. It seems also to have some pain relieving properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator injects sugar, glycerine, or some other simple substance. Injecting platelet-rich plasma is a whole new level of things. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated?
Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated? .
Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?
Yes: If you have stage 3 oa, you have lost much of the cartilage on that side of the knee. If the rest of the knee is normal, there are options such as osteotomy or partial knee replacement that can work well if medical treatments or injections do not keep you comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any new procedures for medial knee pain, without a total arthroplasty or the supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections? I have taken all injections.
MAKOplasty: I have performed over 560 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe . It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial knee replacements. When performed by an experienced makoplasty surgeon, it allows us to balance the tension of your ligaments within a millimeter and make the implants track centrally so they last decades. Mine all go home the same day, little pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which knee capsular tightness that cannot be cured knee fluid injection and need surgical intervention?
Keeps motion: The benefits of successful disk replacement include preservation of motion of the spine, no stress on the adjacement disk spaces, and avoidance of fusion. They are not for every patient and there are some pretty strict guidelines as to when they are useful. See a surgeon who does them often with great experience in this surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PRP can help: PRP contains growth factors that can help in the remodeling of the scar, however if it is a deep scar you may need more than just PRP. Subscision, scar modification (i.e. cutting it out and making a nicer looking scar), fat transfer, laser treatments, fillers are all options for improving scars. An in person consultation will allow for discussion of all treatments that could help in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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