Repair Injured or Deteriorated Knees in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Looking for knee rejuvenation? Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a remarkable treatment for bad knees. Your knees can take a beating. Sports injuries, wear and tear, and age all can take their toll on the joints and tendons of the knee. Unfortunately, these tissues have only limited ability to heal on their own.
Conventional treatments for knee issues usually involve surgery or drugs. At our Ft. Lauderdale area location, our Medical Director, Dr. Sharon McQuillan, and her entire staff take a different approach.
We specialize in regenerative treatments such as PRP that provide a better quality of life for patients with knee pain or injury without drugs or surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma uses the growth and healing factors in your own blood to stimulate healing, return range of motion, and reduce the root cause of your knee pain.
“PRP is a great option for those with knee issues who do not respond to standard treatment, want to reduce their dependence on medication, or who desire natural or alternative options.”
Who Can Benefit From PRP for Knees?
Almost any patient who is suffering from knee pain can benefit from PRP. Platelet-rich plasma uses the platelets and growth factors in your blood to initiate connective tissue healing and repair. Knee issues that respond well to PRP treatments include:
- Cartilage tears
- Chronic knee pain
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury
- MCL (medial collateral ligament)
How Does PRP for Bad Knees Work?
Platelet-rich plasma for knee pain works by using the healing factors in your own blood to reduce inflammation and stimulate tissue repair in the areas it is injected.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an in-office procedure. It is pain-free, has no downtime, and usually takes about 30-minutes.
To create the PRP to be used for your bad knee treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from a vein in your arm. This sample is spun and processed in our onsite laboratory by experienced technicians to collect the platelets and growth factors. The PRP is then injected into the area using ultrasound guidance. This ensures that the exact location of pain or injury is targeted for optimal results. For best results, a series of treatments may be recommended.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From PRP for Knee Issues?
Of course, as in any medical procedure, the results from PRP for knee pain will vary from patient to patient. Your program of PRP injections will be tailored to your individual symptoms and lifestyle.
Patients have reported the following benefits of PRP therapy for knee problems:
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved range of motion
- Better mobility
- Less reliance on OTC medications
- Reduced inflammation
We Take a Different Approach to Knee Problems
The regenerative medicine specialists at New You Medical are dedicated to the advancement of medicine and integrative treatments and have 10 years of experience in the successful use of PRP in the treatment of knees and knee pain.
Additionally, they routinely share their experiences and expertise by hosting physician education programs about platelet-rich plasma therapies at the center, and our medical director is head of the Stem Cell Fellowship, which is offered via the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Stop letting knee problems keep you from doing all of the things that you love in life. Schedule a consultation with our joint pain experts to learn more about this revolutionary treatment by calling 954-858-5888 or contacting us to make an appointment.
Common Questions About PRP for Joint Pain
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a natural treatment that uses the healing and growth factors in your blood to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow and increase tissue healing in the area it is injected
PRP concentrates the healing and growth factors in your blood into an injectable treatment. The PRP improves blood flow to the affected areas of your knee, reduces inflammation, and stimulates healing. PRP injections are used to treat knee issues such as torn tendons, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and other knee problems.
As opposed to most other conventional treatments for knee pain, PRP is:
- Is drug-free and surgery-free
- Is completely non-invasive and has little or no known side effects
- Is a simple in-office procedure
- Provides long-lasting results with little or no downtime
No, absolutely not. The needles used for the PRP shot are quite small, similar to those used to self-inject insulin, and a numbing cream is used first, so the procedure has little or no discomfort whatsoever.
As with any medical procedure, your individual results with PRP for bad knees will vary. At New You, we have had mostly positive results since introducing PRP therapy for knee problems. Depending on your age, medical history, and cause of your knee pain, we may combine PRP with other treatments to maximize the effectiveness of your PRP Shot.