The joints of the human body are like bearings, can help people complete various actions. The knee and ankle joints are the two most stressed joints, not only to carry weight, it should also play the role of shock absorption and buffering when running and jumping, and the most vulnerable. With the aging of the population and the popularity of sports, osteoarthritis has troubled more and more middle-aged and elderly patients.
According to statistics from the World Health Organization, by 2025, more than 800 million people will suffer from arthritis around the worldwide. Especially when knee osteoarthritis is severe, may cause knee joint dysfunction, make it difficult for the patient to walk, eventually a knee replacement surgery is required.
According to the stage and classification of osteoarthritis, the current conservative treatment methods mainly include taking painkillers and joint repair drugs, intra-articular injection of sodium hyaluronate, and arthroscopic cleaning, etc., which can relieve symptoms of some patients and improve bone and joint function, but There are still some patients with poor efficacy. In recent years, some experts have found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has a good protective effect on articular cartilage and can relieve the symptoms of patients.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is an emerging regenerative treatment technology. It only needs to collect a small amount (20-30 ml of peripheral blood) blood samples from patients, process the samples through specific equipment, separate the plasma, and extract the plasma rich in platelet concentrates. The plasma of a large number of growth factor platelets is injected into the injured part of the patient (for example, the knee joint is injected into the knee joint cavity), so as to help the injured part to be anti-inflammatory, promote cartilage regeneration, and repair damaged joint tissue. The entire treatment process only requires About 20 minutes, the technology has become a new non-surgical treatment method to solve the problem of knee arthritis, which is very popular with patients.
PRP treatment technology has the characteristics of “low risk, low pain, high efficacy”. This technology has been popular in Europe and the United States for many years, and has been widely used in the treatment of sports trauma, degeneration, bone and joint diseases and other diseases, especially for knee joints. Inflammation therapy is widely used.
1. Good effect: PRP treatment concentrates platelets to the optimal level, activates the body’s self-healing process, and effectively accelerates tissue repair and regeneration. It can not only promote the repair of articular cartilage and meniscus damage, but also promote the absorption of inflammation in the knee joint. PRP treatment technology especially has a very good effect in relieving knee pain, and it has been proved that the effective rate of pain relief is 70%-80%.
2. High safety: PRP treatment technology uses the patient’s own blood to separate and extract platelet plasma, which greatly reduces the possibility of rejection after treatment and the risk of infectious diseases.
3. Fewer side effects: PRP treatment technology uses the patient’s own blood, which has the advantages of less side effects, no complications, no surgery, no trauma, and no pain.
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Post time: May-25-2022