Because the knee joint is the biggest joint in the body, knee injuries can happen unexpectedly. Knee injuries are among the most common in athletes, next to back injuries and ankle injuries, depending on the sport. Of course, athletes are not the only people to suffer a knee injury. In fact, injuries tend to happen more often as people age. Fortunately, many injuries and knee conditions can be improved with Regenerative Medicine and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection.
Knee pain can develop for several reasons. Unfortunately, not all can be improved with Platelet-Rich Plasma. That is when it’s time to think of pursuing Regenerative Medicine Therapy as an alternative. The beauty of Regenerative Medicine Therapy is that it not only may help with knee injuries, but also can help with tissue damage by assisting the body’s immune system to better repair. In addition, it can help assist in the repair of the ACL, MCL, other muscle and ligament tears, fractured bones, degenerating bones, and even arthritis.
At Central Coast Regenerative Medicine in San Luis Obispo, we have helped to improve many patients to lead healthier, happier lives. 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 be active since an active person is more likely to make a positive recovery.
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 improvements in patients’ knee conditions after receiving therapy with regenerative medicine.
Some of the most common conditions that Regenerative Medicine and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection may improve are: