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Please see our frequently asked questions for Osteoarthritis.


Is Regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis safe?

All treatments have risks, and our surgeons will discuss these in detail with you during your consultation so that you are able to make a fully informed decision.

Regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis is considered safe as the stem cells used in the treatment are from your own body which greatly minimises the risk on any unwanted reactions.

Common side effects from this treatment are swelling and post-treatment pain which are temporary.

How does regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis work?

Our regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis works by taking the patients own blood, spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma creating a Platelet Rich Fibrin product. The platelet and plasma solution has a high concentration of platelets that are effective in the treatment of tissue damage. The natural fibrinogen that is within the blood is converted to fibrin by thrombin in the early stages of clot formation. This creates a spongy fibrin matrix that activates the platelets and allows for a slow release of growth factors, which starts the tissue healing process. This is injected into the joints to help reduce any inflammation whilst also encouraging stem cell growth.

Does Regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis work?

Regenerative treatment for Osteoarthritis has shown promise of being an effective treatment as an alternative to surgery. The treatment actively helps to both reduce inflammation, but also to heal the cartilage allowing it to rebuild over time.

What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

There are a range of symptoms for Osteoarthritis and the occurrence of them will vary between patients but can include:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Crackling sensation when moving the joints
  • Bony growths felt under the skin
How do I know if I have Osteoarthritis?

Do I have Osteoarthritis?

The first stage of your Osteoarthritis diagnosis is likely to take place with your GP. They will be able to analyse the appearance of the joints alongside your record of how long the discomfort has been present.

If you suspect you have Osteoarthritis in your hands, they make look out for bony lumps known as Heberden’s Nodes and Bouchard’s Nodes which are a symptom of osteoarthritis of the hands.

You may also be referred to have an x-ray of the joint/s.  An x-ray can show the loss of cartilage in the joint and the narrowing of the space between the bones.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that affects joints in the body. It is a form of arthritis and may also be referred to as degenerative joint disease or wear and tear of the joints.

A joint in your body is where two bones come together, cartilage covers the ends of these bones and acts as a protective tissue and allows the bones to move freely against each other. When you have osteoarthritis, this cartilage breaks down often due to biochemical changes or mechanical stress within the body. With the cartilage broken down, this causes the bones to rub together, which is often the cause of pain and stiffness that is associated with osteoarthritis.