Had my PRP injection on my knee today. PRP is where they draw your blood (in my case it was a TON of blood) and spin it down to just get the platlets. These help your body regrow and heal. They then did 9-10 injections around my knee abd in the center under the kneecap where I’ve worn out my cartilage. The injections were pretty painful, they stung/burned. The hope is that the injection will help create a new type of cartilage to fill the holes.
The first pic is about 10:30 am this morning, right after the injection. I had no pain at that minute due to the numbing agent they include in the injection.
Second pic is about 10:30 pm tonight. Notice the massive swelling and bruises. It hurts like heck. My pain meds and loss of blood made me very sick today. Bad stomach, fever/chills, passing out, etc. I’ve cut my pain pills in half and that seens to be helping the sick feeling, but not super great with the pain.
Dr. Chappell seemed hopeful that I might only need 1 injection and notice results. Have a follow-up in 2 weeks.
Hope I can sleep tonight, attempting to sleep with my brace on so I don’t bend my knee.