Relief from Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis with PRP
Approximately 23% of the adult U.S. population suffers from osteoarthritis. It’s the most common form of arthritis. The knee joint is the most common joint affected by osteoarthritis. So, if you’re reading this and you have Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA), you’ll be interested to learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP).

Platelet-rich plasma provides the patient with the maximum beneficial therapeutic change looked for in an efficient pain relieving treatment for knee osteoarthritis. In other words, PRP provides the desired results everyone’s looking for – the doctor and of course, you.

How Does PRP Work?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is regenerative medicine, which essentially means it allows the body to heal itself. While other treatments can be effective, such as surgery to relieve pain and restore range of motion by realigning or reconstructing the joint, PRP is less invasive and provides quicker healing. It’s a non-surgical treatment option for chronic pain patients that merges state of the art medical technology with the body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself by using the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the body’s healing process in the damaged or injured area causing pain.

A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, placed in a filter and spun in a specially designed centrifuge to isolate and increase the concentration of platelets. This highly concentrated solution of platelets is then injected directly into the damaged or diseased area of the knee, initiating a natural regenerative response from the body.

Isn’t Surgery More Effective?

There are no guarantees that surgery will be 100% effective. Two major options for surgery, joint resection and interpositional reconstruction, do not always produce successful results especially in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Repeat surgery or total joint replacement may be necessary. Even after total joint replacement, the joint may be less stable. Anti-inflammatories, narcotics, as well as maintaining a proper exercise routine can outlive their usefulness for patients suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis. PRP should be your first option.

Contact Michigan Pain Consultants Today

Exciting medical breakthroughs such as Regenerative Medicine Platelet-rich plasma therapy continue to keep Michigan Pain Consultants at the forefront of providing effective pain management in the West Michigan area.

Learn more by making an appointment for a new patient consultation with one of our board certified pain physicians. All of Michigan Pain Consultant’s physicians are Board Certified in Anesthesiology or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and have advanced training and experience in Pain Medicine. You can begin first by visiting online at MyLifeBeyondPain.com, MichiganPain.com, or by calling them at (800)281-3237.

With six locations throughout West Michigan, Michigan Pain Consultants comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to pain care offers patients and providers renewed hope for relief from chronic pain. Chronic pain should be treated like other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or congestive heart failure. Chronic pain requires chronic treatment. The goal of the treatment is to optimize the management of the pain, as opposed to curing the pain.