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SOURCE: K. Mathew Warnock, MD
A recent study published by a research group at The Hospital for Special Surgery shows promise for the use of PRP in the treatment of early knee arthritis. As a result of these study findings, knee specialist, Houston surgeon Dr. K. Mathew Warnock has begun using PRP injections in the treatment of early knee arthritis.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Dr. Warnock has begun using PRP injections as a treatment to help alleviate knee pain associated with early arthritis. Houston residents can now choose these injections to help improve the pain associated with early arthritis in the knee and other joints.
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a concentrated solution of platelets drawn from a patient’s own blood. By administering this concentrated solution, it can improve the pain related to arthritis in the knee and assist those who are experiencing arthritis and would like to opt for an alternative to knee surgery. These injections are used to treat a variety of injuries, and are increasingly used by doctors and clinic specializing in sports medicine. Houston surgeons present this as an option to their patients, as it's been shown to stimulate and accelerate soft tissue healing and may help those who suffer from arthritis.
"Adding this optional treatment is greatly beneficial to those who are struggling to cope with pain associated from arthritis,” Dr. Warnock said. “I have added this treatment because it helps improve pain caused by arthritis in the knee and other joints. PRP injections can help those who suffer from knee pain improve their quality of life and help those who are active feel less pain and enjoy their daily activities."
As a knee specialist, Houston surgeon Dr. Warnock is proud to offer this advanced method to those he serves. The practice of using platelet-rich plasma is a new development in the field of medicine and orthopedic surgery. The current level of research on the applications of PRP is rapidly growing and its use is increasing across many disciplines. It is being adopted by sports medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons. Houston patients should know PRP injections are approved by the FDA. Researchers believe that further study of PRP will continue to improve our understanding of why the treatment works and find new areas that can benefit from this treatment. New research findings will also help health practitioners improve upon what has already been discovered.
"As a surgeon, I aim to help my patients relieve their arthritis pain in such a way that will allow them to fully participate in their daily activities,” Dr. Warnock states. “I will continue to follow the research, adapting and offering the latest PRP injections while also ensuring that these new practices are both safe and effective."
Patients under Dr. Warnock’s care will first meet for a consultation to evaluate and discuss their arthritis. After a thorough examination and discussion of their needs and expectations, he will develop a customized treatment plan. All injections are performed by Dr. Warnock, and he is assisted by his own supportive staff. In addition to PRP injections, arthritis pain relief treatments may include viscosupplementation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications, bracing, and physical therapy.
For more information about knee and shoulder surgery, Houston men and women can meet with Dr. K. Mathew Warnock, MD, or browse resources on his website at http://www.warnockmd.com. Prospective patients can also call the office at (281) 807-4380. His practice is located at 18220 State Highway 249 #330 Houston, TX 77070.
About Dr. K. Mathew Warnock
Specializing in shoulder and knee surgery, Houston orthopedic surgeon, Dr. K. Mathew Warnock, is board certified as an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Warnock completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. He specializes in knee surgery and shoulder surgery, and is an expert in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. He cares for athletes of all ages, and his expertise is often sought in the treatment of patients with complex shoulder and knee problems.
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