PRP and Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Study from Arthroscopy

We are big believers in the power of Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP treatments. We treat aging skin, hair loss, scars and joints for a variety of conditions with this treatment and see beautiful, long-lasting results.


When White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic found this article from Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, we wanted to share it with clients interested in PRP as a treatment for joint pain. This article studies the affect of combining the power of PRP with Hyaluronic Acid, something that we offer at the clinic! See the article below for the results.

 

Abstract

Purpose To evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections versus HA injections alone for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Methods This study was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Eligible randomized-controlled trials and observational studies directly comparing combined HA-PRP injections to HA injections alone were identified through a search of Pubmed, Scopus, and Cochrane Central databases from inception to May 2020. A random effects model meta-analysis was conducted and the I 2 statistic was used to assess for heterogeneity.

Results Four studies comprising of 377 patients (PRP-HA:193, HA:184) with knee OA ranging from I-IV Kellgren - Lawrence grading scale were included. The final follow-up was 12 months in three studies and 6 months in one study. Patients who received PRP combined with HA had significantly...


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If you would like to discuss PRP or PRP and Hyaluronic Acid injections with Dr. Lamprecht or Dr. Bredenkamp, book a consultation at White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic now to get started. Click here or call 778-545-1925.