Start the Healing Process of a Meniscus Tear with Ozonated Platelet Injections
What is a Meniscus Tear?
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone and shinbone. It keeps your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee, so if the meniscus is torn, the knee does not work right.
Activities that put pressure on the knee joint can be damage or tear the menisci. Meniscus tears can result if one takes a hard tackle on the football field or a sudden pivot on the basketball court. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to get a meniscus tear. Simply getting up too quickly from a squatting position can also cause a meniscal tear.
Meniscus tears are more common in people over 30, as it weakens with age. Simple movements like squatting or stepping can lead to injury in someone with weak menisci. If you have osteoarthritis, you’re also at higher risk of injuring your knee or tearing your meniscus. When an older person experiences a meniscus tear, it’s more likely to be related to degeneration. This is when the cartilage in the knee becomes weaker and thinner. As a result, it’s more prone to tear.
How Ozonated Platelet Injections Help Heal Meniscus Tears
Meniscus tears can be minor to severe with pain and swelling occurring at different levels.
There are many types of regenerative medicine techniques that heal and eliminate pain from meniscus tears. One type of treatment option that works to heal joints and ligaments of a meniscus tear is Ozonated Platelet injections. This treatment combines Platelet Rich Plasma with Ozone treatments! Meniscus tear repair often responds readily to the presence of platelet-rich plasma and ozone injected at the injury site.
Blood platelets contain growth factors, which are beneficial for the healing process. Incorporating a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma helps intensify the healing process and often stimulates and strengthens the body’s natural response to an injury. Ozone acts as an anti-inflammatory and platelets initiate tissue repair by releasing growth factors. Both of these factors start the healing process by attracting cells that repair us including the critical stem cells.