How many times PRP for Knee Pain can be done ?
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections for treating knee pain have become popular in recent years. PRP injections are effective at treating knee pain within a less span of time. The PRP injections are safe and effective as the process makes use of your own plasma. It does not cause any side effects.
Each case is different and the number of PRP injections required to treat knee pain also varies from one person to another.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is extracted from your own blood. The plasma in the blood contains rich platelets. The rich platelets have growth factors that help promote the healing of injured or damaged tissues and joints. Once PRP is injected into the target site, they promote healing from the injury.
How Does PRP Work for Knee Pain?
PRP injections are non-invasive methods used to relieve knee pain caused by arthritis or other conditions of the knee. It takes less than an hour to give a PRP injection and you can get back to your routine life immediately.
When you arrive at the hospital, the doctor or a medical professional will draw your blood sample from the arm. Now, the blood sample is placed in a centrifuge device to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood.
The collected palleted-rich plasma is inserted back into the knee joint. As PRP injections make use of the body’s own healing process, there are no side effects and can effectively reduce pain and inflammation.
How Many PRP Injections Can Be Done for Knee Pain?
The number of PRP injections required varies from one patient to another. It is based on the severity of the condition, your age, expectations, overall health, etc. The PRP injections for the knee focus on rebuilding the knee cartilage.
In general, one needs three injections over a course of three months to treat knee pain caused by knee arthritis. However, it may vary based on the condition to be treated. If you experience pain and other signs following a PRP injection, then you may need another PRP injection within a month for effective results.
How Effective are PRP Injections for Knee Pain?
The effectiveness of PRP injections is based on the following factors:
- Your overall health
- If your condition is chronic or acute
- The region of the body that needs to be treated
Research has shown that using Platelet-Rich Plasma for knee osteoarthritis is effective at reducing pain and inflammation.
Recovery After a PRP Injection
Once you have a PRP injection, the doctor may suggest following the below recommendations:
- Use an ice pack at the site of injection for about 20 minutes for every two or three hours. You need to do this for around 3 days after a PRP injection. You may have some swelling and redness at the site of injections
- Do not perform activities that exert pressure on the knee
- Avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications following a PRP injection as they can reduce the effectiveness of PRP
- Get enough rest
Looking for Knee Pain Treatment? Contact Dr Ajay Tiwari Today
If you or your loved one is suffering from knee pain, then contacting Dr Ajay Tiwari can be your right choice. He is one of the best orthopaedic doctors in Hyderabad. He believes in a patient-centric treatment method and his treatments vary on the needs of the patients. He offers different types of treatment for knee pain along with PRP injections. He continuously updates his knowledge with novel surgical interventions in the field. His passion towards his work made him the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. If you are interested in exploring what PRP injections can do for you, call us, and schedule your consultation today.