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What Is Joint Injection?

In the past 10 years, PRP has gained recognition for its ability to treat musculoskeletal injuries affecting ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints that are both chronic and acute. PRP injections have already attracted a lot of media attention due to their use with professional athletes in an effort to get them back to work as quickly as possible. Blood vessel injury causes the body to receive an injured signal. The microscopic blood cells, called platelets, react to halt bleeding by forming blood clots. Growth factors are specific molecules that are also present in platelets. These growth factors communicate with the nearby cells to convey signals that start a number of processes, including cellular division and migration. As a result, platelets play a crucial part in the repair of soft tissue and wounds. PRP can promote healing by supplying a high concentration of growth factors to a region that has been injured.

Joint Injection Treatment And Process

Your own blood is used to prepare the PRP injections. Your blood is extracted, then put in a specialized machine that employs light sensors to distinguish platelets from other blood constituents like red blood cells.

The region of your pain or damage is then treated with an injection of these highly concentrated platelets, also known as PRP. They release growth factors there, which aid in hastening the healing and regeneration process. Prior to the operation, your nurse practitioner will anesthetize the treatment location to lessen any early discomfort.

Commonly Treated With Join Injections

People with arthritis or discomfort in their primary joints may benefit from PRP. PRP injections can aid in reducing pain and enhancing function in these individuals. PRP injections are frequently an excellent option for those who aren’t quite ready for hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery. Elbow, Shoulder, and Knee Pain are some of the most common complaints this treatment aids.

Benefits Overview

  • For up to a year, PRP injections can provide persistent pain relief and functional improvement.
  • PRP is made from your own blood, therefore the likelihood of an allergic reaction or unusual immune response is very low.
  • The risk of local infection following PRP injections is negligible (1%).  Short-term little discomfort at the injection site is typical, although it is readily treated with common pain medication.
  • A wide spectrum of people, including athletes, post-surgical patients, people with arthritis, and those who wish to avoid surgery can all benefit from PRP injections.
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