FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS GIVEN IN OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE IN TERTIARY CARE CENTERJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2021-20-05
Authors : Gagandeep Singh Raina Gagandeep Singh; Sanjeev Gupta;
Page : 667-670
Keywords : PRP Injection Knee Pain OA Knee;
Introduction: Osteoarthritis(OA) knee cases are increasing day by day and with no established cure of disease only palliative ( analgesics ) therapy is given.Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection aim at reducing the pain as well as causing regeneration of articular cartilage partially reversing the disease process. Methods: 49 patients with OA were given PRP injection and followed up for a period of 48 weeks . Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index(WOMAC) wasused to evaluate the results of the study. Results: Patients showed marked improvement in symptoms after the PRP injection but patients having higher body mass index( BMI ) had relatively poorer response totherapy. Conclusion: Our study concluded that PRP injection is an effective modality in the treatment of OA knee whose long term effects are yet to be determined.
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