More Good News About Platelet Rich Plasma / PRP For Arthritis Treatment

Editorial Commentary: The Time Has Come to Try Intra-articular Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Your Patients With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.

 

From the editor of a  peer-reviewed orthopedic surgery journal.

The word-wide data for use of platelet plasma is compelling…

-Kelly Cunningham MD

Copyright © 2016 Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma injections, in a systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 Level I randomized control trials, were found to provide more pain relief and better functional outcomes than hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis at 12 months after injection.

The time has come for those of us  [Orthopedic Surgeons]  who have not yet tried platelet-rich plasma injections in our patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis to do so.

“…Finding efficacy with knee injections for patients with arthritis is difficult. However, no single type of injection seems to work in all patients. Platelet rich plasma injections are very popular for several orthopedic conditions… Having another option with proven efficacy [clinical success} is exciting…”

Dr. Kelly Cunningham and Austin Ortho+Biologics have more experience with PRP treatment than any other orthopedists in Austin.
Come see us for an evaluation of your joint pain today!