Is PRP a Good Treatment Option for a Knee Injury?

Do you live in Singapore? Do you have chronic knee pain? Are you looking for a lasting solution to it? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. You see, there are thousands of people in Singapore that want the exact same thing. Over the years, a good number of medications have been developed to help people with chronic and mild knee pain get better. While some are effective, others are not. This makes it critical for people with this condition to do deep and extensive research before making a final decision.

One of the treatments for knee pain is Providence’s PRP injection treatments (Platelet-Rich Plasma). Is it effective? Are its effects long lasting? What is the average cost of the procedure? Want to find answers to these questions? If yes, keep reading.

The following article by Scott Douglas shed light on some important details about the effectiveness of knee injury.

Will Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Help Your Knee Injury?

If you’re suffering from knee tendinitis and your doctor recommends platelet-rich plasma therapy, you might want to seek a second opinion, as new research on the topic suggests. In a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine Read more here.

You likely now know that PRP is a popular procedure and a lot of studies and research have been carried out to find out how effective it is. You also now know the average cost of the procedure. Before giving it a try, it is important that you consult your GP and learn about the inns and the out of the procedure to get a clear picture of what you are signing up for.

This article by Dr. Mark W. Galland sheds light on everything you need to know about PRP therapy.

What is PRP therapy?

PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Although an emerging technology and technique in sports medicine, it has been used since the mid-1990s in dental and oral surgery and to aid in soft tissue recovery following plastic surgery. Read more here.

You surely now know how PRP was used for in the past, and how it is being used right now. You also now know how it was administered, how long it will take you to see the result, and the conditions it can be used to address. Even after knowing all this, the questions that may still be lingering in your mind is- is the procedure effective?

The following article by Chuck Dinerstein discusses how well PRP works.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Profitable, But How Well Does It Work?

Ah, the mighty platelet. Once a neglected blood component, today it is the basis of an entirely new medical “specialty,” regenerative medicine, although the market might be a better word choice. The use of blood products in roles other than transfusion began almost a half-century ago. Read more here.

You likely now know a thing or two about the effectiveness of the history of PRP as well as how it works. You also now know why a lot of people are signing up for it, and if it is effective. Before signing up for it, you need to keep in mind that it is not a lasting solution for knee pain. Also, its level of effectiveness is inconsistent. This means that it may work for some people and not work for others.


Final note

Many mid-aged people in Singapore are suffering either a mild or a severe type of knee pain. If you are one of them, you would probably know that most procedures for it aren’t really effective.

PRP therapy is a popular treatment option, but is it really effective? Well, the answer to that question isn’t really clear. The reason for this is that the effectiveness of the procedure varies from person to person. Also, the procedure doesn’t offer a lasting solution to knee pain.

In fact, some studies that were conducted not too long ago suggest that the procedure is no better than others out there. The only way you can know for sure if it is effective or not is if you try it.