The knee is the largest joint in the body and can therefore suffer a number of traumatic and inflammatory injuries. Knee pain and injuries can be treated with stem cell therapy and blood plasma (PRP).The most common knee injuries include fractures, luxations and sprains as well as tears in soft tissues such as ligaments. Knee pain can also be caused by arthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, is the most common arthritis and occurs when the cartilage in the knee deteriorates with age. This wear can be medial (inside the knee) or lateral (outside the knee). The treatment of knee diseases such as osteoarthritis is usually initially aimed at pain relief and includes anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy. A number of corticosteroid injections can follow. The next step may be arthroscopy. If the condition persists, knee replacement surgery may be required.


Therapy with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can delay or avoid the need for knee surgery. The treatments are minimally invasive, can relieve inflammation, stop the progression of arthritic damage and repair joint cartilage. The recovery time is also much shorter than during surgery.

Prof. Dr. med. Philip Schoettle
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