Monday, 9 December 2019

When to opt a meniscus surgical intervention? How does PRP treatment rule out the need for surgery?

A meniscus is a smooth, elastic tissue that is located inside a human  knee joint, that is disk shaped and acts as a shock absorber. Each knee has two of these in the shape of a wedge.

 Meniscus Tear

The knee joint, though tough is not necessarily the most flexible. During sporting activities, a sudden twist or turn can case a tear in this wedge shaped piece of tissue called a meniscus tear.

If left untreated, part of the meniscus may slip into the knee joint and necessitate surgery. If the size of the tear increases it can lead to arthritis.Treatment can be surgical to stitch it together or remove part of it. Or, non-surgical like PRP treatment, rehabilitation therapy and wearing braces.

But, when is surgery necessary?

This basically depends on the location, pattern and size  of the tear. The age, general health and activity level of the person also affects the treatment options. Surgery may be necessary if the pain is too high or the person is not able to engage in daily activities. Surgery may help in reducing the risk of joint problems like osteoarthritis, in the future.

Surgery is generally successful in younger people and where the knee is stable. It also helps if the surgery is done within the first few weeks of the injury and the tear is longitudinal in nature.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment rule out the need for surgery?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a component of the blood which helps in the healing process. Plasma consists of proteins which help in cellular growth and is also that part of the blood which helps in the formation of blood clots.


PRP therapy thus involves injecting part of the blood back into the ailing joint. In some cases it is an alternative to surgery and in others a healing process. The procedure starts with a local anesthetic to numb the area, then an ultrasound scan to find where the injection should go and then Platelet Rich Plasma is slowly injected into the problem area.This can be done during a standard doctor visit and the patient can go home or to work immediately. There is little or no pain, fast recovery and no scar tissue.
Blog reviewed by: Dr Vineeth MB
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Friday, 22 November 2019

Musculoskeletal Injuries and wellness: Understanding the best available treatment options in Orthogen Care?

Are you surprised by the fact that musculoskeletal conditions impact over 1.7 billion people globally? A recent study of worldwide disease factors found a 45 per cent growth in musculoskeletal disease over the past 20 years. These can be disabling injuries and conditions, and experts in the field stress the need for greater attention to effective treatments such as rehabilitation and wellness programs. This is a common source of problems and you need not be worried about it, however, the pain is real. We understand that you've been through tremendous physical pain and that this must've affected the rest of your life. Several of the patients that come to us are deeply affected both physically and psychologically, as healthcare professionals are objective is to mend both.


There are many new forms of therapy when it comes to Musculoskeletal Injuries and wellness, the process is long and comprehensive, but also extremely effective. Here's our most effective form of treatment for this type of problems,

PRP-HEALING PROCESS - This is an extremely unique method of therapy wherein your own bodies platelets and stem cells are collected and injected into the problematic area. It is extremely effective and one of the leading forms of therapy worldwide. The method itself is quite fascinating to learn about. A small amount of blood is collected from you and placed in a centrifuge. A centrifuge is an instrument which causes the object placed inside it to spin at high velocity and this forces the constituents in the blood t separate. The platelets and stem cells available in your blood separate out. This as mentioned above is injected into the problem area. 

This method is non-operative, there is virtually no healing time. It is a simple procedure and can be done in a relatively small amount of time.

In conclusion at Orthogencare, you can experience the next stage of medical innovation, we've trained ourselves to make full use of the power of the latest discoveries including the PRP-HEALING Process. If you or anyone you know is suffering from Musculoskeletal Injuries then reach out to us and after a quick consultation, we can chart an appropriate course of action.

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