29 Mar Clinical and MRI Outcomes After Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis.
Here is another study showing PRP or Platelet rich plasma is effective in osteoarthritis of the knee. We have been using PRP for OA of the knee for 5 years now successfully so this doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know. 22 people with early OA where injected with 6cc’s of PRP only ONCE! Even though there wasn’t any MRI changes in 1 year, their pain score and functional score was “significantly improved”. We have been using our super concentrated PRP which is spun down from 2-4 times the blood volume than standard PRP kits and we also use a pure process where we clean out almost all the RBC’s and neutriphils which makes our system much more chondrogenic than other systems. This along with the honey matrix which is a concentration of plasma making it an ideal scaffolding to create cartilage. By taking the water out of the plasma before it is mixed with the platelets you have a much more advanced product than what was used in this study.
ABSTRACT:: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances. The design was a prospective cohort study following patients 1 year after platelet-rich plasma therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Twenty-two patients were treated with platelet-rich plasma for early osteoarthritis, confirmed with a baseline MRI. Inclusion criteria were Kellgren grade 0-II with knee pain in patients aged 30 to 70 years. All the patients received a 6-mL platelet-rich plasma injection using the Cascade system. Fifteen subjects underwent clinical assessments at baseline, 1 week, and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and MRIs at 1 year. Pain scores significantly decreased, whereas functional and clinical scores increased at 6 months and 1 year from baseline. Qualitative MRIs demonstrated no change per compartment in at least 73% of cases at 1 year.