Anyone Had PRP Injections?

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I had a TKR in Feb.. terrible, long, painful recovery! Now my right knee is failing but I am nowhere near ready to go through that again. So my surgeon recommended that I have a PRP (plasma Rich Platelet ) injection procedure done. Unfortunately insurance doesn't cover so it cost me $650. My new Dr said due to how bad my knee is I'll need another one done in another month or so then PT. It does feel a LITTLE better but I'm just looking to see if anyone has had success with this. If I could get at least another year or two (only 52) before another TKR I'd be thrilled. Just not sure I can do that again! Thanks!

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    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your knee. I had tkr two years ago and it’s the best thing I did. But to let you know I tried the knee injections twice before I decided to do tkr. Both times it did not work.   I have yet to hear that it worked on anyone I know. Good luck with your decision. In the long run your decision will be the best one you make. 
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    Sorry to hear you are suffering. I have had Plasma injections. I found they were ok but didn’t give me the relief that the steroid injections did. 

    I ended up with TKR at 42. 

    Good luck. 

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    Never heard of it.  My doc gave me Synvisc for years and it worked great.
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      It’s where they take your blood, spin it and put it into affected joint.  I had it when they said I could no longer have any more steroid injections. It helped a little bit not enough to really give relief. 
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    Hello, there. I had a tlk replacement done in Nov 2017. I had the Cortisone injection in Sept. (took pain away but didnt last long). I havent heard of that type of injection. I did have the Synvisc injection(had in Oct)and that was successful but still took me 20 mins to get out my car.
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