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3. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain and disability, affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States alone. It is a degenerative disease that begins with deterioration of the cartilage in synovial joints. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between

3. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, causing pain and disability in approximately 30 million people in the U.S. alone. It is a degenerative disease beginning with deterioration of cartilage in the synovial joints, often progressing to affect the whole joint. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between

Harnessing the Body’s Own Healing Powers

A treatment that employs healing factors that naturally exist in blood has been used to promote healing from surgery or injuries since the 1990s. More recently, it is being applied to people with osteoarthritis, with promising results. Although still being studied for osteoarthritis, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are becoming more

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