Why PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy is far less riskier than Total Knee Replacement surgery.

Compare the risks of PRP therapy to surgery:

Open surgeries like Total Knee Replacement:

  • General anesthesia required. You will require “cardiac clearance” from your primary care doctor to make sure your heart is capable of surviving the surgery.  Without “clearance” you will NOT be a candidate for total knee replacement – or any other open surgery.

  • Post-surgical infection. You’re exposed to an infection risk from two sources: from the incision and opening of the joint space itself as well as from your hospital stay.

  • Blood clots (AKA “Fat embolism” or “Bone Marrow embolism”)

  • Scar formation

  • Painful rehabilitation (8+ weeks)

  • Narcotic medications for pain relief (Possible addiction/over-dose risk)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP):

  • No general anesthesia required

  • No hospital stay required

  • In-and-out in 1 hour

  • Miniscule infection risk

  • No scarring

  • No rehabilitation

  • No narcotics are required due to minimal discomfort after the procedure.

PRP can rapidly treat joint pain. PRP injections are helpful for both knee tendonitis and elbow tendonitis as well. While surgery might be necessary (depending on the severity of your particular injury) there ARE significant risks to surgery. If you want an alternative to Total Knee Replacement surgery then PRP injections might be right for you.