Wondering if anyone has tried PRP therapy.?
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Thirteen years ago, my gluteus medias tendon pulled completely of my hip bone. They had to drill holes in my hip bone and suture the tendon back on to my bone. They used a porcine graft and platelet rich plasma on the wound. It's difficult to know what impact the plasma had but the results were great. Before the surgery I was in horrible pain and could barely walk.
I had PRP injections in both knees a year ago. Helped my right which is my good but not so much my left which was by far the worst of the two
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Thanks for the information. Did it help your right knee at all? And would you do it again or not? Thanks for your help.
I have had the next step in my left it is called MFAT. They liposuction some fat then they spin down and clean it up and inject that into your knee. I am 12 days out so far I am very hopeful
The PRP did help my right substantially
Does Platelet Rich Plasma help with nerve damage from a hip revision surgery?
After quizzing my heart doctor if having PRP therapy for my knees would be any problem, her reply was your last platelet count had a slight reduction and is a CONTRAINDICATION and suggested I do not have the procedure. Am wondering if anyone else knows anything about this?
I have heard that PRP is Wonderful in so many cases!!!
May I ask if your insurance covers it I know here in California it's out of pocket but thats fine if it helps
My husband had the PRP shot in his right knee in February of this year. The clinic he went to specializes in PRP treatment; that's all they do. He was impressed by their expertise and their procedure: First, they gave him 3 hyaluronic acids shots in his knee–each one a week apart. Those were covered by insurance (Medicare). Then they did the PRP shot, which was not covered by insurance. He did some research prior to the shots and learned that different doctors charge different prices for PRP shots, so you may want to shop around. He has experienced great relief from the PRP shot. However, I will emphasize that his knee was not bone-on-bone. He still had some cartilage in his knee, and I think that is key. The PRP helps to regenerate cartilage. If you don't have any left, the shot is less likely to work. I have two family members who also tried PRP shots. One of them got relief in their knee, but the other did not–the joint was too far gone. Just something to keep in mind.
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