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Step up…PRP Now Recommended For Osteoarthritis

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

If you’re a young adult with hip or knee arthritis, you know how limited your treatment options can be. When weight management, physiotherapy and medications don’t provide relief, you may be required to wait until age 65 to qualify for a joint replacement. The time between non-surgical treatment failure and the time when patients qualify for a joint replacement is often referred to by doctors as the “treatment gap

Now, thanks to a new treatment option, relief is available.

New 2018 treatment recommendations published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) now advise that doctors consider referring young people with knee and hip arthritis for platelet rich plasma therapy or PRP.

Improved Access to PRP for Osteoarthritis Means Better Care For You.


The addition of PRP to the treatment recommendations for osteoarthritis in younger adults is very exciting. This will undoubtedly lead to greater public awareness regarding the treatment, and will result in better care. Doctors who have been providing PRP therapy for arthritis already know how effective the treatment can be. For many of our patients, the improvement in joint pain and mobility has been extraordinary.

One of the most significant improvements that I have seen from the use of PRP was in a young man who had developed early onset knee arthritis. He had played competitive sports as a young adult and suffered from repeated knee injuries.

At 44, he had tried and failed all non-surgical treatment options and had fallen into the treatment gap. Concerned about his ability to work and participate in family activities, he tried PRP. After 2 injections in both knees, he was able to return to work and go for walks with his young daughter.

For him, PRP was a game changer.

If you fall into the treatment gap, PRP may be right for you. To learn more about this game changing therapy click here or go to  www.regenesismedicalservices.com.

Committed to your care,


Dr. Lloyd Tapper NP


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