A recently completed study has documented that Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy as a viable means in treating osteoarthritis of the knee.
Steven Sampson of Los Angeles Orthohealing Center detailed the account of 14 patients with knee osteoarthritis getting multiple Platelet Rich Plasma injections in the affected area in monthly increments.
The research demonstrated improvements in pain and function with a positive number of patients follwoing 12-months of PRP therapy.
The study showed that PRP is safe and effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
Today Platelet Rich Plasma is a growing non-invasive healing treatment used in plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and dentistry.
Platelets release powerful healing proteins called ‘growth factors’ that coordinate repair and regeneration of soft tissue.
Doctors are able to guide these platelets directly to the target site to achieve maximum results. Soft tissue injuries are very responsive to Platelet Rich Plasma.
In the near future expect to see more in depth studies documenting the benefits of PRP for managing osteoarthritis.
The study is published in AJPMR (American Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation).