Find Relief From Knee Osteoarthritis with PRP Therapy

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Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people in the United States. It occurs when the cartilage in the knee joint wears down over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Many individuals may also experience a Baker's cyst or popliteal cyst, fluid-filled swellings behind the knee that can add discomfort and limit movement. At Ospina Medical in New York, NY, Dr. Matthew Kohler and his team specialize in innovative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help relieve and improve knee osteoarthritis patients' quality of life. 

What are the symptoms and causes of knee osteoarthritis? 

Knee osteoarthritis can manifest through various symptoms, including but not limited to:    

  • Persistent knee pain   
  • Swelling and tenderness   
  • Reduced range of motion   
  • The feeling of the knee "giving way" 

These symptoms are often exacerbated by factors such as age, weight, genetics, and previous knee injuries. Recognizing these symptoms early is crucial for managing the condition effectively. 

How can PRP therapy help with knee osteoarthritis? 

PRP therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that stimulates the healing properties of your blood to encourage restoration and reduce inflammation in the knee joint. This therapy involves two key steps:    

  • Blood draw and platelet concentration: Your blood is drawn and then processed to isolate and concentrate the platelets, which are rich in growth factors,   
  • Injection into the knee joint: The platelets are then injected into the affected knee, targeting areas of damage or inflammation. 

The benefits of PRP therapy include:    

  • Nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment alternative   
  • Shorter recovery time than orthopedic surgery   
  • Potential for significant reduction in pain and improvement in joint function 

What are the risks and considerations of PRP therapy? 

As with any medical procedure, PRP therapy in New York, NY comes with certain risks and considerations. However, the minimally invasive nature of the procedure generally results in fewer complications compared to more invasive surgeries. Common side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, or discomfort at the injection site. It's also important for patients to have realistic expectations. While PRP therapy can significantly reduce pain and improve joint function, it is not a cure for osteoarthritis. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, is crucial for managing osteoarthritis symptoms in the long term. 

What can you expect during your treatment journey? 

Embarking on your treatment journey with Dr. Kohler and Ospina Medical involves a few key steps:    

  • Initial consultation: Discussing your symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals to determine if PRR therapy is right for you.   
  • Treatment planning and execution: Customizing a treatment plan and undergoing PRR therapy in an accredited, state-of-the-art setting.   
  • Follow-up and ongoing care: Monitoring your progress and adjusting the treatment plan as necessary to ensure optimal outcomes. 

Don't suffer in silence: Find relief from knee osteoarthritis with PRR therapy 

If you're suffering from knee osteoarthritis and looking for an innovative, effective treatment option, PRR therapy at Ospina Medical in New York, NY, may be the solution. Dr. Matthew Kohler and his team are dedicated to helping patients achieve lasting relief and improved mobility. Contact Ospina Medical today to learn more and schedule your consultation.

Medically Reviewed by Matthew Kohler, MD

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.