nStride APS Therapy


nStride® APS, known as Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is an autologous injection therapy that is designed to alleviate pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.


How Does nStride® APS Therapy Work?

The nStride® APS injection treatment introduces high levels of ‘good’ proteins concentrated from your own blood.  These anti-inflammatory proteins can block ‘bad’ proteins responsible for causing inflammation in the joint, which blocks cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis.  Pain in the joint is reduced, resulting in improved function.  In general, the injection provides:


  • Relief from Joint pain
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Improvement of joint function
  • Promotion of healthy cartilage
  • Stimulates cell proliferation
  • Decreased cartilage degeneration
  • Improved mobility
  • Delay in needing invasive surgery for up to 2 years
  • Stimulates cell proliferation


Who is Suitable for nStride® APS Therapy?

The most suitable candidates for nStride® APS therapy are those with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.


What Does the Treatment Involve?

nStride® APS therapy is an autologous treatment, meaning ‘from your own body’.  A small amount of blood is taken from the arm and then processed using a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma in the blood.  The plasma is then processed again with a centrifuge to extract a protein liquid that is injected into the knee joint.


The injection is a one off procedure that is performed by an orthopaedic knee surgeon and takes approximately 20-30 minutes.



As nStride® APS therapy is not a surgical procedure, there is no specific downtime after your treatment, although it is suggested that you minimise your levels of activity for approximately 14 days.  It is recommended that you bring someone with you on the day of treatment, as you may experience local pain, bruising or swelling from where the blood was drawn.


Pain is typically reduced within 1-2 weeks and studies suggest one injection can last from 12-24 months, delaying the need for surgical joint replacements.



It is important to bear in mind that there is no cure for osteoarthritis, but successful treatment with nStride® APS therapy may reduce or relieve your pain. You should also bear in mind that your osteoarthritis may not improve, and in some cases, may get worse.


Need Help?

At One Ashford Hospital we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours.  One Ashford Hospital is well placed to see patients from Ashford, Maidstone, Canterbury, Folketone, Dover and all surrounding areas.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your nStride APS Therapy treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Ashford Hospital

Why One Ashford Hospital

  • Access to leading Consultants within 48 hours*
  • 0% and low interest finance options**
  • Competitive fixed-price packages
  • Modern purpose-built hospital
  • Private, spacious, ensuite rooms
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little waiting time for surgery
  • Calm, dignified experience

*Dependent on Consultant availability
**Terms and conditions apply

Contact us and find out more

If you are based in and around Kent, Maidstone, Dover, Canterbury or Folkestone and would like to visit the One Ashford Hospital please click here

Orthopaedics Pricing Guide at One Ashford Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common Orthopaedics treatments and procedures.


Treatment Guide /Package Price Monthly from
Knee Replacement £12,500 £279.32
ACL Reconstruction £9,050 £202.22
Knee Arthroscopy* £4,000 £90.50
Hip Replacement £12,000 £268.14
Rotator Cuff Repair £8,750 £195.52
Shoulder Arthroscopy £6,000 £134.07
Shoulder Replacement £15,250 £340.77
Carpal Tunnel Release* £1,110 £24.58
Excision of Ganglion* £2.150 £48.04
Dupuytren's Contracture* £4,100 £91.61
Bunion Surgery £4,170 £93.85
Ankle Arthroscopy £5,530 £124.02

*Fixed-price package

If treatment for your condition is not listed above, contact the hospital on 01233 423 303 where a member of our Reservations team can provide you with a quote. 

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