Hot off the Press: More support for novel Non-surgical Treatment Option for Arthritis
It is always exciting to be able to offer patients non-surgical treatment options where the surgeries (i.e. arthroscopic clean up) show limited success. The use of viscosupplement (gel) injections are one good option that have been around for more than 15 years and have shown significant benefit for many patients. However, they simply help with with symptoms and do nothing to repair the damage.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has the added benefit of having the ability to repair cartilage and slow the destruction. PRP accomplishes this by adding growth factors and inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. The recent study below adds to the growing literature support of using this novel treatment.
I have been using PRP for various ailments/injuries for 6 years and have been extremely happy with the results.
If you think that you might be a candidate for this treatment, contact my office at 719-632-7669 for a consultation.