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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
Consult orthopaedics: Prolotherapy is considered in the category of "complementary and alternative medicine"- with little scientific evidence to support its use. If your knee arthritis is severe and your pain has failed to respond to appropriate and thorough non-operative care, then knee replacement surgery can be considered. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon about all your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple stuff first: There are very few downsides to trying prolotherapy. You can try prolotherapy and if it does not work then consider other options for arthritis such as knee replacement. Knee replacement is the last option and should be considered after several other arthritis treatment options have been exhausted. There is no going back to prolotherapy after tkr. ...Read more
Hi doctor, 3 weeks back my mother has undergone total knee replacement surgery. after that the platelet count has increased to 6.5*10^4/cmm.. is this normal?
Could be ok: depends on the lab should ask doctor who ordered test ...Read more
Depends: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is effective for early to moderate osteoarthritis. 80% report decreased knee pain. 2% risk of synovitis reaction, that resembles infection. Advanced osteoarthritis has never even been adequately studied with product, but results are expected to be less predictable. Knee replacement results are good to excellent for 95% of patients lasting 20-30 years. Replace if advanced. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(
Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more
What to do if i want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?
Can be very helpful: At 37, a knee replacement may not be the best answer for you unless there are very unusual circumstances typically a total knee refers to resurfacing the end of the femur bone at the top of the knee, resurfacing the tiba bone at the lower leg, and resurfacing the undersurface of the kneecap. ...Read more
I had partial knee replacement surgery on friday, could this cause me to not be interested in sex?
I just had knee replacement surgery. I am feeling shall pain at the attachment. I've gain a little weight, is that the reason?
What tests are used prior to knee replacement surgery? What kinds of diagnostic and pre-operative tests are done prior to knee replacement?
The : The first elements in diagnosis are a history and physical examination. Severe arthritis typically presents with pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function of the affected joint. An xray is taken to evaluate the level of arthritis. No other testing is needed. A knee replacement is done for pain relief, and should be done only after a full discussion of the risks and benefits of surgery. In general, it's worth trying medication, exercise, and activity modification first. Also, a short course of physical therapy is often very helpful in restoring function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preservation vs repl: Bone preservation vs bone replacement. Based on your age each has an advantage over the other. After 40 years of age replacement is a more predictable procedure. ...Read more
No!: Knee replacement surgery can be done with various types of anesthesia: spinal, epidural, nerve blocks, and general anesthesia. Only GA involves a breathing tube which might irritate the airway. So knee replacement carries a low risk for hoarseness. However, it is rare even with GA. The breathing tube is a smooth flexible plastic. Experienced anesthesiologists use them all the time w/o problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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