Knee injuries can have a tremendous effect on people, especially, senior citizens. As people age, the bones in the body become more fragile, easier to brake, and the joints become easily irritated, which can increase the chances of developing arthritis. At an older age, surgery can mean longer down time compared to a young person. Fortunately, there is an alternative to surgery. Regenerative Medicine therapy and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy can assist in the recovery process of damaged tissues in the body and joint and bone issues.
Most people do not want to risk infection or endure long recovery times that both can result from surgery. Instead, many people choose to live with the pain and take a regular dosage of painkillers to fight off the pain, hoping that one day it will just go away. Unfortunately, that’s not really how the body works. Pain medication may help to remove the pain momentarily, but it may also affect the body in other ways, such as impacting the liver and stomach lining from over-consumption of medications. In fact, some of the most overused and misused drugs are prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Oxycodone, and Ibuprofen among many other pain killers.
Although much of the peer-reviewed research, clinical trials, and conditional studies for Regenerative Medicine and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy are still being conducted, positive results are continually being accomplished for people who are qualified to receive this therapy. Keep in mind that not everybody will respond to Regenerative Medicine or platelet-rich plasma injection therapy in the same way. Doctors always conduct a complete medical examination prior to beginning therapy, so we can completely understand a patient’s condition.
If you have been injured and are looking to avoid surgery, see if you qualify to receive Regenerative Medicine or platelet-rich plasma injection therapy.