nSTRIDE® injections

nSTRIDE® is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment for knee osteoarthritis. nSTRIDE® is an injection of an autologous protein solution therapy or APS. Described as the next generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), nSTRIDE® harnesses your body’s natural healing abilities to treat joint pain and restore your flexibility and function.

nSTRIDE® injections can help modify the course of your knee osteoarthritis, helping to promote the health of your cartilage, reduce inflammation and ease your knee pain.

The London Orthopaedic Clinic offers ultrasound-guided nSTRIDE® treatment by leading pain management specialists to accurately target the injection, reduce complications and achieve the best results.

What is nSTRIDE®?

nSTRIDE® is an innovative injectable treatment for osteoarthritis. The consultant pain management specialist injects an autologous protein solution or APS into your knee joint. Autologous means from your own body; in nSTRIDE® treatment, your consultant takes a blood sample, prepares it to optimise its therapeutic potential, then reinjects the protein solution into your body.

nSTRIDE® is an advanced form of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment. Your consultant spins your blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, plasma and white cells. They further treat the plasma to concentrate proteins called growth factors which promote healing and anti-inflammatory chemicals. This extra preparation has increased effects on pain and swelling, producing better and more long-lasting results than standard PRP.

Clinical trials showed a 70% improvement in knee pain in people with knee osteoarthritis two years following a single nSTRIDE® injection.

Who can benefit from nSTRIDE® injections?

nSTRIDE® is a treatment to reduce the pain and restricted movement of knee osteoarthritis. It uses your body’s healing capabilities to restore balance to the knee joint, reducing inflammation and treating pain. NSTRIDE® can treat pain in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis without the need for surgery.

What is knee osteoarthritis?

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes pain, stiffness and disability. It is a common problem that affects around 1 in 5 people over 45 in England. Knee osteoarthritis is painful and can affect your ability to live a full and active life.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones is progressively damaged. Cartilage acts as your body’s natural shock-absorber. The cartilage cushion thins and becomes ragged and uneven if you have osteoarthritis. The joint space between the bones gets narrower, and bone may rub against bone. Your knee will become inflamed, and new bony growths can form. If you have knee osteoarthritis, your knee may become increasing sore, stiff and swollen.

About the procedure

What are the alternatives to nSTRIDE® injections?

The London Orthopaedic Clinic offers a wide range of non-surgical treatments for knee osteoarthritis, including the latest therapeutic injections.

Our experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons and pain management specialists provide comprehensive assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. If you are unsure what treatment you need, they can give an expert opinion and tailor a treatment programme for your needs.

Alternatives to nSTRIDE® injections include:

If injections and other conservative treatments don’t control your symptoms, the expert orthopaedic surgeons at The London Orthopaedic Clinic can operate to replace your knee joint, treating pain and restoring your movement.

nSTRIDE® treatment costs

nSTRIDE® is an innovative treatment for arthritis that is not yet available on the NHS. Injections are currently available exclusively at private clinics in the UK. The London Orthopaedic Clinic offers competitive packages for self-paying patients. Contact a member of our friendly team on 020 7186 1000 or at info@londonorthopaedic.com to find out more.