whatsapp icon

Ultimate guide about PRP injection for the Knee

blog single image

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Plasma is one of the main components of blood, a liquid substance consisting of water and proteins, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other blood elements.

Plasma injection is a medical procedure based on drawing a quantity of blood from the patient and separating the plasma from the blood cells, then re-injecting the taken plasma into other places such as Hair, Joints, and Skin, to treat problems and disorders.

Knee PRP injection is used to treat knee joint pain and relieve inflammation in the joint.

Plasma helps restore and support the joint and prevent further damage.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?

The main concept behind PRP is helping the healing system of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, and overall musculoskeletal problems.

Can PRP be used to treat knee pain?

Yes, studies have shown relief in early Osteoarthritis and improvement in low to moderate knee pain, it is a minimally invasive treatment that can help in tissue regeneration.

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Effective?

Yes, PRP injection in the knee helps it to improve significantly, and this procedure provides several significant advantages that make it one of the best treatment methods for diseases and pains of the knee joint.

Benefits of knee PRP injection include:

  • Knee plasma injection reduces knee pain, helps improve the ability to move and walk, and restores the ability to perform various activities in daily life.
  • Knee PRP injection helps support and protect the joint, stops the inflammatory process, and helps prevent further damage to the joint
  • Plasma knee injections can be repeated several times, as it is possible to obtain a benefit from repeated PRP injections. At the same time, repeating the injections is not associated with side effects or damage to the knee.
  • Knee PRP injection is a simple medical procedure that can be done in the doctor's office within a short period and does not require anesthesia, surgery, or hospitalization.
  • The PRP used in knee injections is taken from the patients themselves and re-injected, which greatly reduces the risk of allergy and infection transmission.
  • Most people with knee joint diseases can undergo plasma injection, with few difficulties with this procedure.
  • The PRP injection procedure has a relatively low cost.

What is the success rate of PRP in treating knee pain?

It depends on multiple factors like the severity of the case, in cases like Osteoarthritis success rate may reach up to 60%.

Potential side effects of using PRP injection

Knee PRP injection does not cause serious damage and does not contribute to serious complications after the injection.

However, knee plasma injection may be associated with some annoying side effects in the first few days after the injection, the most common are:

  • Swelling around the joint.
  • Redness and itching.
  • Pain and walking difficulty.
  • The need to use support or walking aids in the first two days after the procedure.
  • Restricting movement within light activities and preventing activities that put extra weight on the knee joint.

Plasma injection in the knee also has several drawbacks and disadvantages, including:

  • It is not possible to do knee PRP for people with blood disorders that may increase the risk of bleeding or who are using blood-thinners
  • Knee PRP injection may be useless for some people, the body's response to plasma injection and the quality and benefit of plasma differs from one person to another.
Potential side effects of using PRP injection

Recovery time after Platelet-Rich Plasma

In general, Doctors recommend resting for 4-6 weeks after PRP treatment, and not below 2 weeks with the consult of the doctors.

Cost of PRP injection

Determining the cost of knee PRP injection depends on the country where the injection is performed, the clinic, and the doctor.

The price of knee PRPP injections in Turkey is about $150.

PRP injections in European countries cost about 250-350 dollars.

While the prices of knee PRP injections in the United States range between 500 and 2000 dollars, and in the Arab Gulf countries, PRP injection costs about 300 dollars.

PRP injection in Turkey

Türkiye's name has shined in medical tourism and offers the best services in the field of treating bone and joint problems, including knee PRP injections.

Knee plasma injections are carried out by the most experienced and skilled doctors in Türkiye.

Clinics and hospitals are equipped with modern and high-quality equipment and are ready to provide various means of treatment with the best results and the highest success rates.

Not to mention the reasonable prices with the highest quality services.

If you suffer from knee pain, schedule your visit to ILAJAK Medical in Türkiye to get the best and fastest treatment while availing of a wonderful vacation.

PRP injection for the Knee faqs

Yes, Patients can walk gently and slowly in addition to resting for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.
It's recommended to have 3 consecutive injections with a 2-week break.
Studies and clinical trials have shown that PRP injections may last up to 8-9 months.

ILAJAK Medial | A Passion for care

Basal metabolic rate
Basal metabolic rate
It is the number of calories the body burns while performing its basic functions to sustain life.
BMI index
BMI index
It is a semi-accurate indicator of body fat percentage and obesity.
Water calculator
Water calculator
This calculator helps you calculate the amount of water you need to drink to maintain body functions and avoid dehydration
calorie calculator
calorie calculator
This calculator estimates how many daily calories your body needs to maintain your current weight