A new study has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can help knee arthritis sufferers. The study demonstrated that PRP injections into the knees of sufferers reduced pain and improved function and that the effect was still seen at 1 year post injection.
The study was particularly interesting because a series of MRI scans were also performed and these showed that no deterioration in the arthritis occurred in the knees injected.
This is a very interesting and illuminating research paper. We are using PRP injections as a joint preserving treatment in selected patients with knee arthritis and are monitoring our results carefully.