Meniscus tears are unfortunately common and can be quite painful. There are many pain management options for tears of the Meniscus. In this article, we are going to discuss Meniscus tears and how they can be effectively treated with PRP Therapy, also known as platelet rich plasma injections.
The Meniscus works to cushion your knee and balance weight across the knee. A working Meniscus is essential to your knee’s ability to function properly. Meniscus tears occur due to excessive turning or twisting when the foot is planted. It is a common injury among basketball and football players. As the body ages, the Meniscus can wear out and make injury more likely.
How PRP Therapy Works
PRP injections are a stem cell medicine treatment that use the patient’s own blood plasma to naturally regenerate damaged tissue. Here’s how the process works:
- A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient.
- That blood is then run through a centrifuge that separates out the platelet-rich plasma.
- After that, the platelet-rich plasma is re-injected into the patient’s body at the area of injury.
- The platelets go to work immediately and begin to rebuild damaged tissue and rejuvenate the area.
This is a completely natural and relatively painless process that offers an excellent alternative to surgery for many patients. Furthermore, PRP can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions. Ask your doctor if PRP therapy is a good treatment option for your Meniscus tear.
Twin Cities Pain Management
Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN offers the most innovative pain relief methods available. Our pain management physicians are board-certified and have over twenty years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Whether you’re dealing with an injury or a chronic pain condition, we have the knowledge and experience to reduce your pain. Contact us today to set up your appointment with one of our Minnesota pain relief specialists. Our primary clinics are conveniently located in Minneapolis and Edina, but we work with patients throughout the state of Minnesota.