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  • Writer's pictureAdam Whatley

PRP injection treatment for osteoarthritis. Dynamic Osteopaths Birmingham

In the US over 600,000 people seek treatment for Osteoarthritis every year. Half of them are for the knee. This, costume g over $150 billion dollars. Unfortunately, this extremely common degenerative disease has no cure BUT we here at Dynamic Osteopaths believe, if treated early enough with biological treatments can preserve joints and slow the progression of degeneration and degradation! Knee-replacement is not the only option.  

What is Osteoarthritis And How is it treat it? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative “wear and tear” disease that affects people of all ages. It results when cartilage in the knee wears out. A report from Bioresearch Foundation of Milan, Italy, shows Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has many biological benefits!

PRP for Osteoarthritis Bioresearch Foundation did a 2-year study on 93 patients with progressive osteoarthritis. The researchers then administered a simple course of 3 monthly PRP injections instead of surgery. 119 knees were treated and after 12 months, they randomly increased the dosage of 50 patients to 6 monthly injections. Results: 

All of the patients experienced significant improvement in pain, mobility and disability, this was tested throughout and after 2 years. Of the 50 patients who had 6 monthly injections after month 12, had even more improvement. Surgery was completely unnecessary for all of them by this point. What does this mean? We all know replacements should be considered very carefully, and joint preservation should be primary focus. A worn out cartilage isn’t always the cause of the pain as shown by the famous Framingham study group in the New England Journal of Medicine. The majority of people have cartilage wear. Boresearch foundation had had fantastic results after Platelet-Rich Plasma injection , also, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience more pain after surgery. Find out more information on how PRP treatment can help you. With Dynamic Osteopaths in Solihull and Birmingham 

01564 330773

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