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REGENERATIVE THERAPY FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

by The Welthi Bureau | March 26th, 2020

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Every tissue of the body has a tendency to degenerate. As we grow old, they tend to get torn due to excessive use of the muscle or as a result of an injury. Pain and discomfort are natural outcome of growing old and give up any hope of complete recovery. Regeneration was only a dream, which is now a splendid reality said, Dr. SUDHEER DARA, MD.FIAPM, Founder & Director , Epione - Centre for Pain Relief and Beyond , Hyderabad .

 

What is Regenerative Therapy?

 

Regenerative medicine is a new emerging branch which deals with repairing and regenerating the torn-out tissues using one 's own blood. Human body tends to degenerate and get damaged because of aging or due to excessive use or as a result of injury

 

How does it work?

 

Human blood has many growth factors present in the platelets. When injected into the torn tissue, they help to repair it and also will lead to regeneration of new healthy tissue.  

 

How is the procedure done?

 

The procedure is very simple and done as a day care procedure.

Patient's own blood is taken using a thin needle and blood is transferred in a special container called cartridge and this cartridge is put into a particular machine tor centrifugation. After the centrifugation blood is separated into two different layers. The lower layer is the RBC and top most layers are called the plasma. These two layers are separated by closing a channel between them present in the cartridge. After this another round of spin is done which will separate 2ml of platelet rich plasma from rest of the plasma. This platelet rich plasma is rich ingrowth factors. The entire processing of preparation takes 20-30 minutes. The preparation for PRP is done in a specialized machine under appropriate temperatures. After the PRP is prepared, the patient is taken into the operation theatre. The torn area is identified under ultrasound or fluoroscopic machine and the PRP containing the growth factor prepared is injected into the damaged area.

 

Once the PRP is injected into the damaged area, it creates a small amount of inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. There are number of growth factors and enzymes released which will lead to formation of collagen and thereby repair and regenerate the tissue. It takes only 3 months for the entire tissue to regenerate again.

There are few conditions which will require three sittings for the complete regeneration like in Osteoarthritis. The three sittings are done at an interval of 15 days. Few conditions will require only one sitting of PRP' therapy

 

What is Knee Osteoarthritis?

 

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of knee joint where the cartilage present in the knee joint undergoes degeneration and gets torn up. The patient will have pain and stiffness of the knee joint initially and then as it progresses other symptoms like redness, swelling, increase in pain will occur depending on the grade of osteoarthritis

 

What are the treatment options available for knee osteoarthritis pain till now?

Initially the doctors advise pain killers and Physiotherapy. This treatment provides only temporary relief of symptoms, but the damage still continues and patient is advised to undergo knee replacement surgery.

In initial stages if we stop the progression of the disease by PRP therapy, there will be complete regeneration of the cartilage in 3 months.

 

 Advantages of PRP Therapy

 

  • Non-surgical technique
  • Day care procedure, patients can resume work on the same day
  • Permanent solution to the problem
  • No side effects or complications
  • It is done under the guidance of special equipment so that the exact area of tear is identified and PRP will be deposited in the exact location.
  • This technique is being practiced in we stem countries since long with good results
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What are the precautions to be taken after treatment?

 

Weight reduction, quadriceps exercises, avoid squatting and sitting on floors, avoid using Indian toilets, consulting a doctor in initial stages of pain itself.

 

 For Further details Contact: 8743986579

 

Book Appointment: Dr. SUDHEER DARA, MD.FIAPM, Founder & Director , Epione - Centre for Pain Relief and Beyond , Hyderabad .


 Disclaimer: Welthi.com does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here, and the results may vary from person to person. Read more
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