Application of the Plasmolifting procedure in orthopedics

Orthopedic diseases affect us all in one or another way. Sporting activities, injuries, old age and other causes lead to joint and muscle pain, which limits people's mobility and quality of life. The application of the autologous platelet-rich plasma helps in the treatment of many ailments. The Plasmolifting procedure has shown good healing effects for many years and enjoys well-deserved popularity among patient.

Non-surgical treatment of the knee joint using plasma injections

Musculoskeletal problems don't just come with age. They can appear as a result of serious injuries, stress, various diseases, including untreated ones. These diseases include osteoarthritis, muscle injuries, and other muscle and tendon problems.

Patients present mostly with pain in the knee joint. The plasma injections in the knee area stimulate the healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In the course of the injection, growth factors contained in the blood are released and activated. The supply of these concentrated substances naturally stimulates the healing processes in the body, improves the functionality of the knee joint and reduces the pain caused by injuries.

The application of the plasmolifting procedure for osteoarthritis treatment

Today's treatments for osteoarthritis include:

  • physical exercises,
  • body weight monitoring,
  • compression bandages,
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
  • tylenol,
  • cortisol injections.

Another treatment option for the condition is viscosupplementation. In this treatment, a gel-like substance is injected into the knee to give the joint a higher degree of lubrication. PRP injections have a similar effect: it is a relatively new method of treatment and disease prevention, which is still not yet known to all doctors.

In PRP plasma therapy (platelet-rich plasma treatment), purified blood plasma containing growth factors secreted into the blood is injected. Their high concentration strengthens the self-healing powers of the human body.

Autologous plasma injections for knee pain are gaining popularity in the medical community as an effective non-surgical treatment for knee injuries.

Thus, a group of scientists found that plasma injections for knee pain can be effective for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. The results of the study, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that treating the knee with autologous plasma reduced pain in 73% of patients enrolled in the study, improved joint function, and even stopped the development of osteoarthritis.

Benefits of treating the knee joint with autologous plasma injections


The autologous platelet-rich blood plasma obtained through centrifugation contributes to the following processes in the body:

● accelerated wound healing,

● slowing down the development of osteoarthritis,

● relief of muscle and joint pain,

● reduction of the scar area after an operation,

● increased ossification,

● increased vascularization.



So what is the purpose of autologous plasma injections into the knee joint?

Knee pain often occurs when cartilage and buffer substances in the knee joint are worn down due to age. Knee problems can also occur after an injury or intensive sporting activities. The injections of platelet-rich plasma into the knee area restore the cartilage and lubricant. Platelet-rich plasma contains a high concentration of mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, platelets, growth factors and other healing factors that help repair damaged cartilage.

Patients notice that a few weeks after the treatment, their pain, swelling and movement difficulty have reduced significantly. Besides relieving knee pain caused by arthrosis, treating the knee joint with autologous blood plasma helps to repair damaged ligaments, tendons and muscles.

The combination of PRP injections with hyaluronic acid in the treatment of the knee joint enhances the healing effect

Not so long ago, doctors found that a therapeutic effect in the treatment of the knee joint can be achieved at several levels by combining hyaluronic acid with platelet-rich plasma. While the plasma regenerates cartilage and synovial fluid in the knee joint, the hyaluronic acid (HA) accelerates the healing process.

As explained by the developer of the Plasmolifting technology, Professor Dr. of Medical Sciences Renat Rashitovich Akhmerov, the body produces hyaluronic acid naturally, while at the same time it is additionally injected into the joint by means of viscosupplementation. The gel-like composition lubricates the joints, prevents bones from rubbing against each other and eliminates the uncomfortable feeling. Patients who received combination therapy with plasma and hyaluronic acid showed the best positive course of the disease. The results were more promising than treatments using these methods alone. In fact, thanks to the new treatment method, patients were able to delay knee replacement surgery.

Treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in the Dr. Renat Achmerow's® clinics

Our specialists receive specialized training and also undergo regular further training in order to be able to offer their patients the best services. You can always register for a preliminary diagnosis and discuss the necessary treatment. We also follow scientific developments and share relevant information and research results with you. Our patients strengthen their health, increase their medical knowledge and achieve better therapeutic results through the application of the Plasmolifting procedure.