Knee Pain Treatment without surgery in Hyderabad
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has revolutionised the field of orthopaedic medicine that uses platelet growth factors to regenerate tissues. The PRP technique is recognised throughout the world as a modern & innovative treatment strategy. In small amounts of plasma, platelet growth factors are highly concentrated.
Various forms of PRP have proved to be among the best treatments to enhance tissue regeneration. PRP has been introduced in regenerative medicine as it comprises two of three important components (growth factors and scaffolds) essential for the complete regeneration of tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is said to be a version of a blood platelet in which the growth factors are more abundant than normally present in blood platelets. You may notice an increase in growth factors when blood is withdrawn and later the platelets are separated from the white blood cells and red blood cells in the process.
In the next step, the platelets are placed in a separator to facilitate the increase in the growth factors of the sample. Growth factors are referred to as proteins that play an important role in the healing process of various injuries. PRP is therefore considered a reliable healing process for a variety of injuries. Several orthopaedic doctors are now suggesting this non-surgical treatment in order to see if they can offer real benefits to those suffering from various problems.
Researchers believe that injecting PRP directly into an injured site aids and speeds up the natural healing process of the body while many other traditional treatments are unable to do so. There is a lot of praise for some treatments in the medical community, but there isn’t enough clinical evidence to support their use on a broad level.
You can discuss your options with the doctor if you think platelet-rich plasma therapy could be beneficial for you.
- The doctor numbs the area of your body being treated with PRP injections. Injections of PRP are administered after numbing the treatment area using anaesthesia or numbing agents.
- To be more precise that they inject PRP into the right area, doctors might use ultrasound technology in some cases.
- The procedure usually lasts 30 minutes, but it may take longer, depending on where you want to inject.
How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?
It is still not understood how PRP therapy exactly alleviates the symptoms of certain orthopaedic conditions. Doctors who administer platelet-rich plasma for osteoarthritis believe that the platelet-rich plasma might:
- Reduce inflammation and prevent osteoarthritis from progressing
- Stimulate new cartilage formation
- Enhance the secretion of natural lubricating fluid in the joints, which will ease painful friction
- The treatment alters the pain receptors in the patient’s body and reduces pain sensations
You may get all of these benefits from platelet-rich plasma or none. Scientists are conducting a greater number of high-quality, large-scale clinical trials to be certain of the PRP benefits.
What conditions can PRP treat?
The healing process can be significantly enhanced by using platelet-rich plasma injections, and using a PRP injection the following conditions can be managed:
- Joint injuries especially knee joints and shoulder joints
- Shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Torn tendons
- Tendinitis or chronic tendinosis like tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
- Muscle injuries
- Arthritis-related pain
One small study on knee osteoarthritis treatment showed that PRP treatment had more effective results compared to hyaluronic acid treatment.
Among the many benefits of PRP injections, reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication or more powerful medications, such as opioids. Furthermore, PRP injections have no adverse side effects, since the injection fluid is derived from your own blood. Therefore, there will be no rejection or negative reaction from the body.
Who are not eligible for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
An osteoarthritis patient may not be a suitable candidate for plasma-rich plasma injections if they:
- Have a medical condition like active infection, a metastatic disease, or certain skin diseases that may worsen or spread with injections
- Have certain blood and bleeding disorders
- Undergoing anticoagulation therapy
- Are anaemic
- Pregnant women
The patient should inform the doctor if they have any allergies to cow products. This is because adding bovine thrombin (derived from cows) to platelet-rich plasma can cause an allergic response in patients.
To know more detailed information on PRP therapy and whether you are an ideal candidate for your condition consult Dr. Ajay Kumar Tiwari, one of the best Orthopedic doctors in Hyderabad. He has hands-on experience in administering PRP Therapy. Call +91 98499 82203 for appointments.