A small amount of a high dose steroid is injected into your knee under local anesthetic. It can provide months of pain relief and allow patients to gain control over their symptoms. In some cases patients can regain a good level of function in their knee. A corticosteroid (cortisone) injection is one of the most common anti-inflammatory injections used.
The body’s natural joint lubricant, hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected over a course of 3 injections. This can alleviate the symptoms of arthritis and some patients report months of pain relief.
PRP (platelet rich plasma ) Injections
Platelets are cells found in your blood stream. They produce a substance that can help the body heal damaged tissues called growth factor. PDGF or Platelet Derived Growth Factor, causes a stem cell to be released and migrate to the site of injury. It is possible to separate out the platelets from a patients blood and inject the growth factors directly into the damaged area. Here they can help the body’s natural healing process.
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