PRP is showing great promise for knee arthritis in research studies, and Arizona Pain Specialists offers this groundbreaking treatment.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Award Winning Phoenix pain management clinics, Arizona Pain Specialists, is now offering regenerative medicine for knee arthritis. The treatment is platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP, with a recent study showing it works well for knee osteoarthritis. For more information and scheduling, call (602) 507-6550.
A new study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated PRP therapy injections for knee arthritis. Patients with moderate knee arthritis were treated with one injection of 6 milliliters of PRP. The PRP is obtained by spinning a patient's own blood, which makes it a very low risk procedure.
The patients in the study were folllowed for a year, and overall showed reductions in pain scores along with increases in functional activity. In addition, three fourths of the participants had no evidence of cartilage loss during the year on MRI scans.
"These findings are remarkable, and provide great promise for what PRP can potentially do for those suffering from knee arthritis and pain. A larger study is necessary, but regenerative medicine received a huge boost with this study being published. And it's great that the treatment is available with the pain doctors at Arizona Pain Specialists," said Arizona Pain Network CEO David Greene.
Arizona Pain Specialists has 4 locations through the Valley, including Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler and Scottsdale. All of the locations have Award Winning and Board Certified pain management doctors and chiropractors. The clinics accept over 50 different insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Most Major Medical Insurance (e.g. BCBS, Aetna, United), Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury and self pay.
The clinics provide an excellent combination of treatments including pain medication management, interventional pain treatments, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, spinal decompression therapy and more. For more information and scheduling with the premier pain clinics in Phoenix, call (602) 507-6550.