PRP Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP Regenerative Therapy
PRP Regenerative Therapy stimulates healing through injection of one’s own growth factors into affected areas. Platelets release growth factors, which are responsible for almost all repair processes that occur in the body.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) regeneration therapy is an innovative and groundbreaking new therapy option for people with various kinds of joint, muscle and cartilage injuries or pain. Before you enter the operating room, think about trying to regenerate the damaged tissues through PRP injections. A PRP injection is created from a small sample of your own blood, and then by separating the healing properties in your blood from its other components. As the body’s natural response to soft tissue injuries is to deliver platelets, a PRP injection works by creating an extremely concentrated sample of platelets from your own blood and then re-injecting it into the desired area. PRP therapy simply intensifies the healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to the affected area.
The following is a short list of athletes known to use PRP (notice the variety in sports):
Benefits of PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma
Reduces Tendonitis Symptoms
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that an estimated 30–50 percent of all sports-related injuries are tendon disorders, many of which become unresponsive to treatment after some time. PRP prolotherapy has been found to help with common sports injuries, including those of the Achilles tendon or elbow, such as: medial or lateral epicondylitis (better known as golfers’ or tennis elbow), extensor or flexor tendonitis / tendonosis or tears, and ulnar collateral and radial collateral ligament tears. In 2010, even Tiger Woods reported using PRP to overcome injuries in his knee and Achilles tendon!
Helps Decrease Osteoarthritis Symptoms
Studies have found that osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease patients receiving platelet-rich growth factor injections experience restored hyaluronic acid concentrations and improved angiogenesis, which help to reverse joint damage and stop disease progression.PRP and stem cell treatments have been found to specifically restore hyaluronic acid due to the presence of synovial fibroblasts and hepatocyte growth factors. These effects have been found to be especially beneficial for those with knee pains due to osteoarthritis (one of the most common symptoms).
Natural Hair Loss Treatment
Certain clinics now recognize and use PRP as “an all-natural autologous medical procedure performed in office for scalp, skin and hair stimulation.” Recently, a study published in Dermatologic Surgery supported the use of clinical application of PRP in hair restoration. The way that PRP works for reversing hair loss and helping with wound healing following cosmetic surgery is by: increasing the proliferation of dermal papilla cells, stimulating extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), stimulating Akt signaling and supplying Fibroblast growth factor 7 and beta-catenin for accelerated hair growth plus less inflammation.
IS PRP THERAPY SAFE?
The short answer is yes. PRP is a safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because it is your own blood. While they are very rare, there a few risks associated with using needles: infection and bleeding being two of them. If you are unsure of the risks of your specific condition, consult your physician.
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