In many cases, the anti-inflammatory effects of biologic injectables are noticed within days. Patients will often walk better immediately after injection into the knees. It takes 9-12 weeks for new tissue to start to grow. Repeated injections at 3-6 month intervals are needed when there is more extensive damage, or if a person is ill or elderly.
Aside from minor pain at the injection site, Biologic Injectable Therapy is typically well-tolerated. A topical anesthetic cream is applied beforehand, and injections have anti-inflammatory properties to minimize any post-treatment discomfort. There is no typically downtime after the injection or infusion. Depending on the significance of your injury, Dr. Lester may create a custom recovery plan.