Because the knee joint is the biggest joint in the body, knee injuries can happen unexpectedly. Of course, athletes are not the only people to suffer a knee injury, and injuries tend to happen more often as people age. Nonetheless, many injuries and knee conditions can be helped with Regenerative Medicine or Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy.
Knee pain can develop from a list of conditions, but not all can be helped with PRP. That is when it time to think of pursuing Regenerative Medicine Therapy as an alternative to knee surgery. The beauty of Regenerative Medicine Therapy is that it not only helps with knee injuries, but also helps with tissue damage. In addition, it can help improve ACL, MCL, other muscle and ligament tears, fractured bones, degenerating bones, and even arthritis. At Bay Area Regenerative Medicine Therapy in San Ramon, we have helped many patients who have completed their therapy with astonishing results. Although restrictions may apply to some activities after therapy, Regenerative Medicine Therapy offers little to no downtime following the procedure, and most patients are encouraged to being active, as an active person is more likely to make a tremendous recovery.
As an autologous therapy (meaning that it is from the patient’s body), Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are simply a heightened form of specific blood cells that boost the healing process in an injured area. Although PRP research has been found to be successful in many patients with common knee conditions, no significant evidence has been presented about the repair and regeneration of full tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and/or medial collateral ligament (MCL). However, many studies since 2010 have shown tremendous improvements in patient’s knee conditions after receiving this regenerative method, and their conditions improved as they were observed at three months, six months, and one year.
Some of the most common conditions that Regenerative Medicine or Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy can improve are: