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Regenerative medicine injections, including prolotherapy, Houston platelet-rich plasma, and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), can promote tissue repair and accelerate healing of the knee. 

Who is a candidate for PRP knee injections in Bellaire, Texas?

You may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma knee injections in Houston if you suffer from any of a range of conditions of the knee, including:

  • Knee ligaments and tendons
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Infrapatellar tendon
  • Coronary ligament
  • Knee bursa
  • Infrapatellar bursa
  • Pes anserine bursa
  • Iliotibial band bursa
  • Bakers cyst
 Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Houston

Why choose Dr. Seifert?

  • Dr. Seifert is an interventional anesthesiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain and state-of-the-art regenerative techniques. 
  • We believe in whole-body health and take a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment.
  • Dr. Seifert utilizes the latest evidence-based nonsurgical and minimally-invasive techniques to relieve pain and improve function. 

What is the recovery like after knee injections?

Steroid and regenerative injections for the knee require little or recovery time. There may be some soreness at the injection site, which usually resolves on its own within a few days. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, after regenerative treatments, as they can block the intended healing response. 

What can I expect with PRP knee injections in Houston, Texas?

Most knee injection treatments require a single injection. This is true for steroids, PRP, and BMAC or stem cell injections. In contrast, prolotherapy may require 15 to 20 injections into the knee joint and surrounding tissue. If you have PRP injections to treat knee pain, a small amount of your blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the red and white blood cells before the injection is performed. Before BMAC treatment, we remove a small amount of your bone marrow and spin it in a centrifuge to create a concentrate that is injected into the affected area. 

FAQ

What is a genicular nerve block?

A genicular nerve block is a diagnostic procedure to help determine the source of your knee pain and a therapeutic procedure to relieve your pain. If you have chronic knee pain that has not responded to conservative care, you may be a candidate for a genicular nerve block, in which the nerves are anesthetized with a local anesthetic injected through small needles. Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation may be offered for longer-lasting relief if you have a positive response to the nerve block.

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