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nSTRIDE INJECTIONS FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Dr Low specialises in administering nSTRIDE injections for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

What is nSTRIDE?

nSTRIDE is a therapy where part of the patients’ own blood is injected into the knee joint to help treat joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. The process involves extracting high concentrations of anti-inflammatory proteins from the blood that once injected into the knee, helps to improve the health of cartilage and slow the progression of cartilage destruction.

 

How is nSTRIDE administered?

The whole procedure takes 1 hour which includes taking the patients blood, spinning it in the centrifuge and then injecting the blood with high concentrations of anti-inflammatory proteins into the knee. It is performed as a single injection in the consulting rooms.

 

Who is nSTRIDE for? 

Patients with osteoarthritis who aren’t severe enough to need a total knee replacement.

 

Does nSTRIDE cure osteoarthritis?

There is no cure for osteoarthritis. Successful treatment with NSTRIDE© may reduce or relieve your pain which may increase your mobility and comfort.

 

What to do before your nSTRIDE injection.

  • Be well hydrated on the day of the procedure to allow easy blood taking.

  • You do not need to stop any medications including pain medication

 

After your nSTRIDE injection

  • The knee can feel a bit “full” after the injection. You can drive home or back to work after the injection, however it is advised to get someone else to drive you home if you have to travel for an hour or more. 

  • Patients may experience discomfort for approximately 24 hours after the injection. Simple analgesia such as Panadol or Nurofen, and elevating the leg can help alleviate these symptoms. 

  • No running or heavy lifting for 2 weeks

  • Start a knee rehab program with a physio/exercise physiologist if not started already.

 

 

Click here to download the nSTRIDE brochure to find out more.

NO GP REFERRAL REQUIRED.