|In general what percentage of patients that have PRP treatments for torn meniscus end up getting positive results? I am considering having the procedure with the Regennex clinic in Broomfield Colorado. How often does it require multiple injections?|
|The is no published evidence to show that PRP treatment is effective for meniscus tears. That doesn’t mean that it can’t work in selective instances. All meniscal tears are not the same however. The tear could be displaced or non-displaced, peripheral or central, vertical or horizontal, buckethandle, etc. Therefore it is impossible to give you generalities of patients that get positive results. PRP is certainly not the mainstay of treatment for meniscal tears.|
|Depending on the other coexisting problems, your motivation to post treatment exercises, technique of treating doctor, success can be varied. In general if you have a mechanical problem eg: locking etc PRP is not going to fix it. PRP is really for pain relief and return to good function and hopefully you will avoid surgery and keep your native tissue without loosing it to the knife.|
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