How Does PRP Help with Arthritis?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy is a non-surgical, outpatient treatment for chronic pain, including arthritis. PRP injections are made from your own blood supply, which helps to facilitate your body’s natural healing process. At Specialty Orthopaedics, we are at the forefront of innovative regenerative medicine techniques, helping our patients fully heal using the body’s natural processes. While studies to determine the efficacy of PRP as a treatment for arthritis are ongoing, it has shown promising results in the treatment of arthritis and appears to reduce pain and inflammation, slow down the progression of the disease and may even stimulate cartilage growth.
What Types of Arthritis Does PRP Treat?
Platelet-rich plasma injection therapy can be used to treat hip arthritis, knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis, ankle arthritis, and many other conditions. If you are suffering from joint pain as a result of arthritis, PRP may help you regain your quality of life and range of mobility.
PRP In the Treatment of Arthritis
PRP is a simple outpatient procedure after which you are able to return to your normal routine. The process requires a small amount of your blood to be drawn. The blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins at a high speed to separate your red blood cells and platelets. The platelets are extracted to create the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) solution. The PRP solution is injected directly into the injured area. Because PRP facilitates healing and helps the body naturally reduce inflammation, it is a suitable therapy for treating arthritis. To treat arthritis, our physicians inject the plasma into the joint. The goal of PRP for arthritis is to improve mobility, decrease pain, and possibly stop the damage from continuing or even reverse the damage.
If you are interested in PRP therapy, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.