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Offline símiley_despite_all

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Bad knee injury
« on: March 12, 2021, 11:53:51 AM »
Last year, I sustained a knee injury.
After about 3 months later, I had a prp per month for 3 months (so, in total 3 months).
I have read that people can usually have 3 prp shots every 6 months.
However, my knee still feels quite bad, and I feel bad for not receiving treatment right from the begining.
So, could my knee benefit from another 3 shots, or would this undoubtedly make my knee worse?
I don't care about the money.
I just want my knee to heal.

So, in sum, my main question is, WILL 6 PRP SHOTS FOR 6 MONTHS STRAIGHT DEFINITELY MAKE MY KNEE WORSE?

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Re: Bad knee injury
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 01:44:05 PM »
What’s wrong with your knee? What did the MRI scan show?
PRP won’t fix an injured knee, it helps reduce inflammation but won’t do much if anything to repair damage to structures which may need surgical repair (like a torn ligament or meniscus).
Stop having / spending money on the shots until you have a proper diagnosis from a knee specialist orthopaedic surgeon (and an MRI scan) if you don’t yet.
Are you also doing physio therapy? That may well have more benefit than the shots if the muscle strength and balance is out.

PRP is not a miracle cure, indeed some people can be worse afterwards (which could be wear you are even).
I had it for tennis elbow, it did absolutely nothing for me and I had surgery a month or two later. I’ve discussed it with my surgeon for my tri compartment arthritic knee with meniscus tears, he cannot guarantee any benefit at all, so I have not pursued and am awaiting arthroscopy.
In the early days when the arthritis started, I found hyaluronic acid injections beneficial. Might be worth considering if you have mild to moderate arthritis for example.

If you’re hoping the PRP can heal something, you need to allow that to happen, rather than keeping injecting stuff into the knee that can upset the balance with the tissues.

Also I don’t think all PRP is necessarily equal in terms of concentration etc, so you should investigate whether it’s optimised for you.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 01:49:17 PM by vickster »
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